Hear Jim Platzer, the Flying
Blind Pilot, at Visions2018
Jim Platzer’s keynote address at Visions2018 promises
to be a conference highlight. Platzer, formerly president
and general manager of a Fortune 500 company, retired
early due to retinitis pigmentosa and found a renewed
sense of purpose in his life. A long-time airplane pilot
who re-learned how to fly after RP, Platzer is also a
popular speaker for organizations and companies across
North America, inspiring others to adopt his credo:
“Think outside our perceived limitations!”
In addition to Platzer’s motivating keynote address,
Visions2018 will offer information on the latest research
and treatment advances and fun social and community-building opportunities.
Online registration opens January 2018.
CONGRATULATIONS AND THANK YOU
to Rebecca Fribourg and Benjamin Pollak, who
were married at a villa outside Rome this summer.
In lieu of gifts, and using their wedding website,
Rebecca and Benjamin asked their guests to make
a donation to the Foundation Fighting Blindness.
Many guests did both. During the wedding party,
Rebecca’s friends and family commented that the
way she manages the day-to-day challenges posed
by her Stargardt disease is inspiring, including the
courage and optimism she continuously expresses.
Rebecca and Benjamin shared the ways in which
their involvement with the Foundation Fighting
Blindness has been a great experience for them and
encouraged their guests to do whatever they can to
support the Foundation.
Jim Platzer with his dog and plane June 21-23, 2018