Client Stories

Carrie Borofka, Salinas, CA

“At 32 I was a thriving woman with an MA in Education and working with children. I enjoyed every aspect of my life until last August when symptoms led to the discovery of a brain tumor the size of a tennis ball. The tumor, called a menigeoma, was removed. Twenty days later I lost my vision permanently due to the damage done to the optic nerve. My friends, who are Lions club members, referred me to the BVIC. The BVIC has brought new light into my life. I am learning mobility skills that help me to become mobile in areas I felt I no longer could. I am learning Braille as well as adaptive technology and other useful equipment which will lead me back to my profession. The BVIC has allowed me to continue to be my outgoing self and grow with my new challenge. Because of the BVIC I am who I am today. I am proud of who I have become.”