When Charles Christian experienced a stroke several years ago, he lost his mobility and his independence. He lost the use of the entire left side of his body, including the vision in his left eye. Not only can he no longer walk or drive; he can no longer read for himself. His vision is now very limited, and he cannot hold a newspaper, a book or a magazine due to his paralysis.
Charles now listens every day to the reading of the Richmond Times Dispatch newspaper and his favorite magazines on his Virginia Voice radio. With this small, portable radio, he can listen in his room, and with his motorized wheel chair, he can take his radio with him into the comfortable lobby or onto the porch of the assisted living facility where he now lives.
Charles says of Virginia Voice:
“I really like being able to keep up with the news. I listen each morning to the Richmond Times Dispatch and Bible readings. I also love the travel magazines. Virginia Voice takes me to all kinds of places!”
Virginia Voice, a nonprofit organization in Richmond, provides an audio reading and information service to individuals who have difficulty reading print for themselves. Our programs consist of readings of the Richmond Times-Dispatch, Southern Living and National Geographic, to name just a few of the hundred-plus publications to which we give our clients access every day.
A family member of one of our listeners recently wrote and shared the following Facebook “review” of Virginia Voice.
“I’d like to take a moment to say how much I have appreciated Virginia Voice over the years. My mother-in-law has been blind due to Macular Degeneration for years, and it can be very isolating. The special radio provided by Virginia Voice has been very special to her – it’s her lifeline to the world.”