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Dave encourages us to engage in new opportunities. Read about his journey with vision loss.
Living with low vision since childhood, the end of my eyesight occurred in June 2021. The diagnosis of the eye condition was initially Wagner’s Syndrome and recently S Cone Syndrome.
Once I passed the grieving and feeling sorry for myself, I started searching the internet to find ‘where to now’.
Blind Sports and Recreation Victoria stood out. Maurice Gleeson and his team showed me there were options that would meet my needs. Over the past two years after joining BSRV I’ve not looked back.
I am now privileged to be an Ambassador for the organisation and be part of such an inclusive organisation that is greatly valued by all. I’ve discovered that the loss of my sight does not have to be the end, it can be a journey of adaption, perseverance, learning, discovery, and being comfortable with who I am in this new world.
I am fortunate that this is my path and life is once again more precious and worth getting out of bed for.
My introduction to BSRV was through the Aqua Fit Program, a form of water aerobics, and it is a definite winner. The Recreation activities BSRV provide are well worth travelling from Gippsland for.
Recent activities I have attended include group walks, such as the Plenty Gorge walking tour. The great assistance provided by BSRV and Parks Victoria made this a very valuable experience. Next was a Foodie tour of Coburg to discover the diverse cultural delights of this multicultural area.
Recreational activities provide the right environment to meet people that I can engage with, relate to, and discover new things with. Afterwards I feel the sense of doing something special and ultimately making new friendships.
When we participate in activities offered by BSRV we enter a whole world of ‘What Is Possible’.
For people who seek options other than sports, BSRV provides a variety of recreational programs where you can interact with people socially and encounter new activities and places. Accepting new challenges helps us to think outside the box, and as we do that, there is personal growth and the knowledge that we can engage in new opportunities suited to wherever we are on our journey.
As an Ambassador my goals are to:
My Motto: GO FOR IT.
Discover Aqua Fit at Dandenong Oasis in our short video below.