From left - Luehrs; D'Addario; Sue Beffel, Vice President of the Reston Lions Club and Steve Reber, President of the Reston Lions Club.
Paul D'Addario, who is blind from a condition called Retinitis Pigmentosa (RP) caused by damaged nerve cells in his eyes, spoke to the Reston Lions Club at their meeting on Wednesday, April 18. He discussed the effects of the condition and a study he is participating in at Johns Hopkins Hospital that is helping to improve the technology needed to provide relief to those who have the same condition. He lives in Arlington and is President of the Northern Virginia Chapter of the American Council for the Blind. Davida Luehrs, President of the Northern Virginia Chapter of the Foundation Fighting Blindness and lives in Reston, was a guest at the meeting and gave a status report on the Vision Walk sponsored by the Foundation Fighting Blindness being held on May 5.