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An Evening with Kristin Smedley

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Thursday May 16, 2019
6:30 PM

Please join the Newtown Bookshop as we welcome Newtown/Richboro author, Kristin Smedley, "Thriving Blind : Stories of Real People Succeeding Without Sight" on May 16th at 6:30pm. Kristin will be speaking about her recent book and signing copies. All proceeds from her book this evening will go to the Curing Retinal Blindness Foundation.  

Talking points about the author and her sons:

The author’s oldest blind son was only expected to achieve 70% of the sighted children’s goals in Kindergarten in his public school.  He went on to be in the top 10% of his high school class and was the graduation speaker.  He is in college in Nashville and made the Dean’s List.
The author’s younger blind son has qualified for the International Braille competition finals three times – competition is in Los Angeles.  It’s as competitive as the National Spelling Bee.
The author also has a sighted daughter
The author did a TEDx talk in New York City about changing perceptions of blindness
The author spoke at the FDA to help get the first ever gene therapy to reverse vision loss approved (2017)

All are Invited! 

2835 S. Eagle Rd, Newtown PA 

https://www.newtownbookshop.com/event/evening-kristin-smedley

 


 

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