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From the October 2019 magazine.

A vision for service

Though her sight is often a challenge, her passion for giving back keeps growing

When I first came into AA, I really felt different. I was visually impaired and there was no one else there who was partially sighted. I had to ask for a lot of help. I needed rides to meetings and help reading and writing. Sometimes I even had to ask where the coffeepot was. 

It wasn’t clear at first how I’d be able to participate in AA. Once or twice, I didn’t think I that I would make it. I’d heard people in meetings say, “You can’t live with somebody actively using.” But this wasn’t true for me. I lived with my husband who drank for the next 18 years. 

-- Anonymous

The Chosen Spot, New York

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