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The Cuban Blind are Fully Active Members of Cuban Society

Havana, November 28 (RHC).-- Sixteen hundred blind or visually impaired persons in Cuba have actively rejoined society after treatment at the National Rehabilitation Center in Havana.

This is one of the several successes achieved over the past year under the sponsorship of Ophthalmologist Jose Blanch and chairman, said the the National Association of the Blind, which opened its Seventh Congress in Havana this Wednesday, also accepted last year blind or visually impaired persons from abroad.

The Association dispenses on-location assistance to the blind in their homes, and four thousand people have already enjoyed this support.

Blind Cubans are among University graduates in such fields as Psychology, Law and Physical Rehabilitation.

 

Edited by Juan Leandro
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Lion Dennis Stern say:

Dear National Rehabilitation Center Does your center teach Beep Baseball or baseball for the sight- impaired? We in Minnesota U.S.A. have had a recreational program for the past 12 years which has provided the game for almost 200 sight-impaired men and women from age 14 to age 76. Our recreational program is the only one we know of in the United States. In Minnesota we also have a Competitive Team with 10 young men who play against many of the other 29 teams in our country--culminating in The World Series of Beep Ball--this year in Ames, Iowa in late July. Canada now has a team as well as Taiwan--4 teams. With Cuba's great interest in baseball, I feel you would soon be able to compete with other teams in the world. Please see www.nbba.org for information, equipment etc. I would be interested in forming a delegation (or at least discussing the possibilities) to come to Cuba to teach the game if you wish. Some our local information and photos are at www.beepball.webs.com. Thank you, Dennis Stern 651-452-5324

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Lion Dennis Stern say:

Dear National Rehabilitation Center Does your center teach Beep Baseball or baseball for the sight- impaired? We in Minnesota U.S.A. have had a recreational program for the past 12 years which has provided the game for almost 200 sight-impaired men and women from age 14 to age 76. Our recreational program is the only one we know of in the United States. In Minnesota we also have a Competitive Team with 10 young men who play against many of the other 29 teams in our country--culminating in The World Series of Beep Ball--this year in Ames, Iowa in late July. Canada now has a team as well as Taiwan--4 teams. With Cuba's great interest in baseball, I feel you would soon be able to compete with other teams in the world. Please see www.nbba.org for information, equipment etc. I would be interested in forming a delegation (or at least discussing the possibilities) to come to Cuba to teach the game if you wish. Some our local information and photos are at www.beepball.webs.com. Thank you, Dennis Stern 651-452-5324

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