Monday, 11 October 2010

Walk for Sight

10-10-10 - 10th Oct 2010 seems to be such a special date ~ in Chinese, it can be interpreted as "Perfect". As such many events were held in Klang Valley on this date, especially weddings. However, it was not a wedding that I went to. I spent the morning joining the 'Walk for Sight' event organized by the Lions Club.

The purpose of the event was to raise fund to build facilities for visually impaired in Malaysia, to have mobile eye check-up facility and to create awareness about visually impairment.
Participants did the walk in pair. One of us is blindfolded and our partner would lead us to walk through PJ New Town. The total route was about 3.3km. I shared the walk with my friend. My friend started being blindfolded first. Half way through I took over. It is not easy to walk when what I could see was only total darkness. I had to depend on my hearing and also support from my partner. It was a relief when we reached PJ Civic Centre and was greeted by fellow organizers that we had made it to the finish line. That was also when I could remove my blindfold and end my journey as a blind person.
Imagine what life is like for a visually impaired person who has to live his life in total darkness, knowing that he will never get remove his blindfold to see the light? That thought makes me feel grateful that I have my eyesight and I shall take real good care of my eyes!

1 comment:

Stephanie said...

Oh wow JC looks like you really do know how to keep yourself preoccupied. What a good event... walk for sight.

"Use your first smile, your first form of generosity, of love, of kindness—use it at home; start at home. And if there is something left over—if … your plate is just full of abundance of patience and goodness and smiles and joy, then by all means, you should go … and offer that to others. But we must begin at home." by Dr Robin Smith