Blinded Veterans Association (BVA) members Donald Overton, Thomas Miller, and Timothy Hornik each contributed to the framework of an online feature story distributed late Friday by Zenger News.
The article, authored by independent journalist Carlin Becker, was prompted by an April 12 public announcement from former Navy Seal and now Representative Daniel Crenshaw (R-TX-2) that he had undergone an emergency procedure to address a retinal detachment in his one remaining eye earlier this month.
The three BVA members likewise referenced some of the medical processes with which they were faced during the recovery process that followed their war injuries. They also mentioned a few of the numerous personal challenges, setbacks, and eventual successes commonly experienced by the estimated 130,000 blinded veterans in the United States, whether their vision was lost suddenly in combat or more gradually as a result of an age-related or other physical condition.
The feature further highlighted some of the benefits, services, and technological resources now available to blinded veterans, several of which did not exist 75, 50, or even 25 years ago.
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