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Announcing the Graham Sayles Scholarship Fund

Graham Sayles
On February 15, 2019, our beloved co-worker and friend, Graham Sayles, passed away after a long and valiant battle with cancer and related illnesses.  Graham influenced Voice and Vision’s approach and engagement practices with youth and young adults and made a huge impact in the Behavioral Health System in Bucks County.   On March 12th, 2019, to show our gratitude and to honor Graham and his contribution, the Board and Management of Voice and Vision created the Graham Sayles Scholarship...

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The Lesser of Two Weevils

My favorite scene in the movie, Master and Commander, starring Russell Crowe is (and this will say a lot about my sense of humor) the one in which Crowe is having dinner with a group of military officers. Two insects (weevils) are eating crumbs on a plate. Crowe asks one of the officers which one of the insects he would choose—which one is better. The officer plays along with the odd question by saying he’d choose the bigger, stronger one. Crowe smiles slyly and dismisses the man’s answer by...

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Second Opinions: Better Late than Never!

I didn’t mean to get a theme going, but sometimes a theme materializes when I least expect it to. If you read my last post, you know that I struggled with a difficult vision problem (diplopia—or double vision) for 15 years because I hadn’t been told there was a surgery to correct it.  Thankfully—because I moved to a new city and saw different eye care providers—I was able to have that surgery, and I’m seeing very well now. I don’t even need prescription glasses anymore. This wasn’t the...

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6 Black/African American Inventors You Didn’t Learn in History Class

celebrate black history month
For Black History Month, I’ve been cultivating content for the Voice and Vision Facebook page.  I was familiar with the most famous individuals, like Martin Luther King, Jr., Harriet Tubman, George Washington Carver, etc.  However, I wanted to learn something new in the process, so I dug a little deeper.  In doing so, I came across some fantastic black individuals who were significant contributors to things that are commonplace today.    This week, I want to share...

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Smells Like Toast

Will’s Eye Hospital
I was filled with worry as I got off the subway and began walking toward Will’s Eye Hospital. I’d been dealing with double vision for fifteen years, and it just kept getting worse. The effort of trying to keep two images merged into one required so much mental energy. I was always exhausted. Normal everyday things had become such a challenge, like reading signs with lots of words, such as fast food menus and plane and train schedules: I’d end up covering one eye to keep the words from swimming...

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