<!DOCTYPE html> <html> <head> <meta charset="UTF-8"> <meta name="viewport" content="width=device-width, initial-scale=1"> <link rel="stylesheet" href="http://www.nfbnevada.org/nfbnv.css"> <title>NFBNV News | National Federation of the Blind of Nevada</title> </head> <body> <div> <a href="#Main_Content">Skip to Main Content</a> <table border=0 cellspacing=0 cellpadding=0 width=0 style="width:100%;"> <tr > <td ><img src="http://www.nfbnevada.org/Logo.pmg" width=123 height=156 alt="NFB of Nevada logo and tagline"></td> <td><h1 style="text-align:center;"><strong>National Federation of the Blind of Nevada</strong></h1> <p style="text-align:center;"><strong><em>Live The Life You Want</em></strong></p></td> </tr> <tr> <td><ul> <li><a href="http://www.nfbnevada.org/">Home</a></li> <li><a href="http://nfbnevada.org/about.html">About NFBNV</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.nfbnevada.org/upcoming-events.html">Upcoming Events</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.nfbnevada.org/nfbnv-news.html">NFBNV News</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.nfbnevada.org/board.html">Board of Directors</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.nfbnevada.org/code-of-conduct.html">Code of Conduct</a></li> <li><a href="http://nfbnevada.org/chapters.html">Chapters</a></li> <li><a href="http://nfbnevada.org/presidential-greetings.html">Presidential Greetings</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.nfbnevada.org/constitution">State Constitution</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.nfbnevada.org/bell-academy.html">BELL (Braille Enrichment for Literacy &amp; Learning) Academy</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.nfbnevada.org/convention.html">State Convention</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.nfbnevada.org/scholarships.html">NFBNV Scholarship Programs</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.nfbnevada.org/newsline.html">NFB-NEWSLINE</a><o:p></o:p></li> <li><a href="http://nfbnevada.org/resource-list.html">Resource List</a></li> <li><a href="https://www.nfb.org/">NFB Home Page</a></li> </ul> <ul> <li><a href="https://nfb.org/make-gift">Make A Gift to the NFB</a></li> <li><a href="https://nfb.org/vehicledonations">Vehicle Donations Program</a></li> <li><a href="http://nfb.org/jernigan-institute">Learn About the NFB Jernigan Institute</a></li> <li><a href="https://nfb.org/free-cane-program">Request A Free White Cane</a></li> <li><a href="https://nfb.org/how-join">Join the NFB</a></li> <li><a href="https://www.nfb.org/free-slate-program">Request a Free Slate &amp; Stylus</a></li> <li><a href="https://nfb.org/information-about-vision-loss">Information About Vision Loss</a></li> <li><a href="https://www.nfb.org/members">Members</a></li> <li><a href="https://www.nfb.org/resources">Resources</a></li> <li><a href="https://www.nfb.org/products-and-technology">Products & Technology</a></li> <li><a href="https://www.nfb.org/publications">Publications</a></li> </ul> <h2><strong>Contact Information</strong></h2> <p>Terri Rupp, President <br> 10587 Santerno St <BR> Las Vegas, Nevada 89141 <br> Cell Phone: 702-524-0835 <br> email: <a href="mailto:President@nfbnevada.org">President@nfbnevada.org</a></p> <p>Please report technical issues to: <br> Brian Mackey, Webmaster <br> Cell: 609-680-8488<br> Email: <a href="mailto:Webmaster@nfbnevada.org">Webmaster@nfbnevada.org</a></p> <h2><strong>GuideStar Status</strong></h2> <p><a href="https://www.guidestar.org/profile/88-0190265" target="_blank"><img src="https://widgets.guidestar.org/gximage2?o=8304682&l=v4" alt="2018 GuideStar Bronze"/></a><div style="display: none;"><a href="twwbtsqdvv.html" id="zquyszyewryzrryfxrddtwbrafecfb" rel="file">rrrzsaubewzcftsewvvusrrvrdxeyrdsfbauyf</a></div></p></td> <td><h1 style="text-align:center;"><a name="Main_Content"><strong>National Federation of the Blind of Nevada News</strong></a></h1> <h2 style="text-align:center;"><strong>BELL 2018 Conclusion Thank You</strong></h2> <p style="text-align:center;">By Terri Rupp, NFBNV President <BR> June 22, 2018</p> <p>This week, the National Federation of the Blind of Nevada rocked #NFBBELL thanks to the support of the Nevada Blind Children's Foundation. 6 students had fun learning Braille, daily living skills, how to use the long white cane, and that blindness does not hold you back to living the life you want. We could not have pulled it off without our teachers and volunteers: Aaron Rupp, Jason Alamillo, Megan Bolton, Kimberly S Bolton, Terri Rupp, and a special thanks to Conchita Hernandez Legorreta.</p> <div><iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/WZ7lDJYbXNA" frameborder="0" allow="autoplay; encrypted-media" allowfullscreen></iframe></div> <h2 style="text-align:center;"><strong><a href="https://www.reviewjournal.com/local/henderson/visually-impaired-las-vegas-area-woman-finds-zen-running" target="_blank">Visually impaired Las Vegas-area woman finds  zen running</a></strong></h2> <p style="text-align:center;">By Mark Anderson | Las Vegas Review-Journal <BR> May 28, 2018 - 2:56 pm</p> <p>When John Sterling read an article last summer in  Runner s World about a blind runner who competed in the New York City Marathon, he identified with how the athlete trained for such an important race.</p> <p>Inspired and wanting to help other visually impaired runners, Sterling called Achilles International, which is dedicated to assisting such athletes.</p> <p>Sterling was told no Las Vegas chapter existed, so he created one.</p> <p>Then he called the National Federation of the Blind of Nevada, and President Terri Rupp answered. Getting back into running already was on her mind, and they began to run together in December.</p> <p> I love running because to me, running is my zen, Rupp said.  Running allows me to get out of my head and get out of my to-do list. Along with being a stay-at-home mom, I teach Braille; I am constantly planning events. I m very Type A where I m a goal-setter, and when I run, I m able to just be and just not to have to worry about everything else. </p> <p>Rupp is fairly new to running but is hooked. She competed in a recent half-marathon in Henderson, finishing 37th with a time of 2:49:09.5.</p> <p>Rupp, 35, is training to compete in the Rock  n Roll Marathon on Nov. 11 on the Strip.</p> <p> I ve always had a bucket-list item to run the Rock  n Roll Marathon, and being a local Las Vegan, I would love to have that be my first marathon to check off my list, said Rupp, who lives in Southern Highlands.</p> <p>She is mostly blind and might eventually lose all of her vision because of degenerative condition called optic nerve atrophy. Rupp, who began to see the effects when she was 8, can sometimes make out colors and shapes as well as  contrasts of movement, but details are difficult.</p> <p>Rupp, married to a Clark County firefighter, has an 8-year-old daughter, Marley, and a 6-year-old son, Jackson. Marley also has the condition.</p> <p> I notice all the time what she can see and what I can t see, Rupp said.  So it wouldn t really bug me all that much if I lost all my eyesight, because the only thing that really sets me apart is I can t drive. That doesn t hold me back from doing what I want to do. I still get around well. I m more active than most people I know. </p> <p>Contact Mark Anderson at <a href="mailto:manderson@reviewjournal.com" target="_blank">manderson@reviewjournal.com. Follow @markanderson65 on Twitter</a>.</p> <h3><strong>Achilles International Las Vegas Chapter</strong></h3> <p>Contact: John Sterling <BR> Phone: 805-868-0170 <BR> Email: <a href="mailto:AchillesLasVegas@gmail.com" target="_blank">AchillesLasVegas@gmail.com</a></p></td> </tr> </table> <p style="text-align:center;">&copy; 2018, National Federation of the Blind of Nevada - All Rights Reserved.</p> </div> </body> </html> Achilles International Las Vegas Chapter Contact: John Sterling Phone: 805-868-0170 Email: AchillesLasVegas@gmail.com