|Abby and Randy meeting for the first time.|
It was important to Abby yesterday to get a chance to talk to Randy and wish him well before his walk. She was very determined. She always enjoys talking to Randy. Randy also has this amazing guide dog Quinn. Quinn gets a lot of attention. Calling him a scene stealer could be an understatement. Abby last night wasn't about wishing Quinn well (though she does love Quinn) it was more about wishing Randy well. While Quinn was a huge ice breaker its so much more than about the dog now for her. I always appreciate the time Randy gives Abby, He has always given Abby time even when sometimes she can be a little annoying I am sure. I don't know if Randy realizes the positive impression he gives her. I know it a great motivator for Abby to see what Randy has been able to accomplish.
Many times society sees the blind as helpless Randy shows the world that's simply not true.
I encourage everyone to follow Randy's travels. He is a role model for the many kids he actively tries to talk to in schools. (Yes he talks to schools http://2020visionquest.org/for-educators.html ) He is a role model for my daughter and a great role model for anyone else for that matter. Oh and Quinn is still pretty cool too.
Randy's organization 2020 Vision Quest http://2020visionquest.org
2020 Vision Quest facebook page https://www.facebook.com/2020VQ