About The Author

Thanks for visiting my blog.

I am a retired NYS school administrator who now enjoys playing lots of tennis in Arizona and taking time to travel the world. I always wanted to see the Himalayan Mountains. I did get my opportunity to trek to Everest Base Camp and see Mount Everest thanks to the supportive school community I was part of in 2001 when I was a middle school administrator.

Years later a variety of things happened. I saw the movie “Blindsight”, traveled to China in 2009, and then to China and Tibet in 2010. As a result of the movie, I searched out the Center for the Blind in Lhasa, Tibet and met Kyila. She told me her background and about her dream. I recognized her from the film and as a retired educator I know the power of education for young people so I offered to help her in any way I could…not really knowing what that would be.

So my blog documents the path taken by Kyila as she shares information with me and to fill in the gaps with information from my travel journal while in Tibet. I hope readers feel they are part of an on-going educational project and can provide access of the information and/or this blog to others they may know would be interested in it and provide any financial assistance to Kyila’s dream when possible. The students and Kyila will be forever grateful, thanks!

Please see the next page about Global Roots so you can send donations via that organization to help Kyila’s children.



7 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Mary Lou
    Jun 12, 2010 @ 05:57:08

    Hi, Mary,
    Thanks for including us in this great story! You are still adventuring! And to new heights…We look forward to learning more, seeing the movie, and sharing this with others, especially our younger daughter, Katharine, who just returned from a touch of Tibetan culture after a trip to Dharamsala, India. Plus, Uncle Ralph and Aunt Ellen will be thrilled, too, to continue their climbing adventures through you.
    Mary Lou


    • blindsightintibet
      Jun 12, 2010 @ 06:12:17

      Mary Lou,
      Thanks for your note.
      Someday I will be in northern India, and especially Dharamsala. I love Tibetan culture.
      Would be interested in Katharine’s adventure and what the highlights were there for her.
      Some day I may even make it to your neighborhood!


  2. blindsightintibet
    Jun 19, 2010 @ 17:57:56

    Thanks for catching that…will do…sounds like you have your adventures too…there’s a big world to see.


  3. kathleen
    Dec 06, 2011 @ 12:27:14

    It is so great to find this blog and hear that you are keeping in touch with the goings at the kindergarten. I recently became very interested in this project and am offering my skills to anyone who is helping. As for the signboard, I am very interested in how that is going, and if there is still more needed. Perhaps you could help me understand who else is working on tasks and where they stand? I have also been working on other parts and I’d like to make sure they are still useful. Thank you đŸ˜€


    • blindsightintibet
      Dec 07, 2011 @ 13:13:15


      My understanding is Kyila is working with someone regarding the signboard, but I will check on her progress in a future e-mail to her. Since holiday time is coming for her I do not know when she will be back in touch. Stay connected with my blog and I will keep everyone posted. Thanks. Mary


    • blindsightintibet
      Mar 10, 2012 @ 21:53:17

      Kathleen, Have you heard anything more about the sign board or t-shirt design?


  4. Emily He
    Jan 16, 2012 @ 07:47:51

    I look forward to following along and hearing about the progress of Kyila’s dream! All the best to you guys!


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