Heather Napolitano, president of the Philadelphia Chapter for the Foundation Fighting Blindness, stopped by the Fourth Annual LIVE Conference in Georgetown Oct. 19 to show her support for ITN Southern Delaware’s efforts to provide transportation for seniors and adults with visual impairments in Sussex County. The urgent mission of the Foundation Fighting Blindness is to drive the research that will provide preventions, treatments and cures for people affected by retinal degenerative diseases.
Napolitano’s goal as the Philadelphia Chapter president is to help her community stay up to date on the most current research developments by providing educational opportunities, keeping lines of communication open between foundation members and others affected by visual impairments, raising funds for research and development, and sharing knowledge of local support services and other beneficial opportunities.
As an individual learning to cope with her own progressive vision loss, Napolitano has signed up as a member of ITN Southern Delaware. She plans to use ITN transportation services when a family member, co-worker or friend is not available to drive her to an appointment or other event. ITN Southern Delaware members pay an annual membership fee and open a transportation account to pay for rides. Members receive free rides to all eye-related appointments in the ITN service area. For more information, call 302-448-8486 or go to www.itnsoutherndelaware.org.