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December 2017

Thanks to Hackensack Meridian Health for organizing this year’s Mitchell Vassar Vision Awareness Day at the Grand Marquis in Old Bridge. A generous grant from Janice Mitchell Vassar makes it possible to offer educational information and provide free screenings not only during Vision Awareness Day, but throughout the year.

This year’s guest speaker, Scott MacIntyre, hails from American Idol fame. Scott gifted the audience with his calm and insightful spirit. He discussed his three principles to attaining the “Beauty In Life.” First, success begins with a choice; second, believing is seeing; and third, people who achieve their dreams are people who are not afraid to take risks. All three principles require that action is taken. According to Scott, you must take the risk to see the beauty in life.

It certainly is an inspirational story from a highly accomplished singer, songwriter, and pianist. He approached his blindness and not one, but two, kidney transplants as an opportunity to achieve his own personal greatness in life, family, and career. It’s hard not to witness all the beauty that arose from his seizing opportunity at every turn. Scott now shares his gifts with all of us, so we benefit from his taking initiative. In fact, he treated us to a live performance, which made it clear that he brings joy and inspiration to everyone who is lucky enough to catch a performance. Click here to learn more about Scott’s amazing story.

Del Negro & Senft Eye Associates is thankful to have been part of this year’s resource fair with exhibitions along with an array of Hackensack Meridian Health network services and programs. The NJ Sharing Network provided a wealth of information and inspirational stories of how one can save lives through organ and tissue donation. The Neptune Lion’s Club was on hand collecting prescription eyeglasses, as well as prescription and non-prescription sunglasses as part of its “Lions Recycle for Sight” program. For additional information on the Programs available through the Mitchell Vassar Bright Future Legacy throughout our community, click here.