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The Brimfield Lions recently recognized Dianne Kuntzman and Suffield Lion Dan Kuntzman with the Knight of the Blind Award for their distinguished service of eye screenings.
Lions are known around the world for their service to the blind and visually impaired. From vision screenings and guide dog sponsorships, to supporting pediatric eye-care centers, for nearly 100 years Lions have worked to improve the lives of people who are blind or living with low vision.
Helen Keller learned sign language and braille. A few years later, she learned to speak. As an adult she became an advocate for people with disabilities. In 1925, she attended the Lions Clubs International Convention and challenged Lions to become "Knights of the blind in the crusade against darkness."
The Lions accepted her challenge and their work ever since has included sight programs aimed at preventable blindness.