Bradly D’Souza at People of Vision Award Dinner

Bradly D’Souza at People of Vision Award Dinner

Bradly Ivan D’Souza a member on the Board of Directors, at the Ohio Affiliate of Prevent Blindness represented at the People of Vision, Award Dinner at Columbus and Cincinnati. Founded in 1908, Prevent Blindness is America’s leading volunteer eye health and safety organization dedicated to fighting blindness and saving sight. Focused on promoting a continuum of vision care, Prevent Blindness touches the lives of millions of people each year.

bradly (11)Kara Sewell, WXIX-TV with Bradly D’Souza

The People of Vision Award was established in 1985 by Prevent Blindness to honor and recognize visionary organizations and their top leadership for the outstanding work they have undertaken to enhance the quality of life within their communities.

bradly (7)Bradly D’Souza – Photo of Dinner Award at Columbus

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Sherry Willaims, President & CEO, Prevent Blindness with Bradly D’Souza

bradly-award-14-03-2016 (2)Dr Santa Ono, President, University of Cincinnati with Bradly D’Souza

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Mike D’Ippolito, Chair of the Board of Directors, Prevent Blindness with Bradly D’Souza

bradly (13) Harold D’Souza, Dr Santa Ono, Jim Kuethe

The Ohio Affiliate of Prevent Blindness (PBO) and The Ohio State University Department of Athletics hosted the 31st Annual People of Vision Award Dinner on Thursday, March 3, 2016 at ‘The Boat House – Confluence Park, Columbus. Bradly shared his experience at the Award Dinner: “I moved to the United States in 2003 along with my parents and younger brother. We had been invited on a promise, trust and faith, to live our great American dream in this country. Little did we know, my family and I were victims of human trafficking, the modern day slavery. Although my parents were forced to work fourteen to sixteen hours a day, they received no wages. When I was eight years old, my vision began to decline. By age 10, I depended on glasses to do all my work. When the pair I had broke, my family was at a loss for what to do. But, like an Angel, Prevent Blindness Ohio stepped in and provided me with a new pair of glasses. These past seven years I have kept myself busy with my new glasses, having a completely different experience. My glasses have been through a lot and allowed me to experience so much, including serving as a representative for my high school at the Regional Youth Leadership Conference, being inducted into the National Society of High School Scholars (and being promoted as ambassador in 2012), being nominated for and attending the Global Young Leaders Conference as a Global Scholar (where I had the opportunity to interact with scholars from across the world in New York), and even attend the 2013 High School Presidential Inaugural Conference, where I got to witness the inauguration of the 44th president. Today the story is different because of Prevent Blindness. I am a third year student at Carl Lindner School of Business at the University of Cincinnati, Product Specialist at Tesla Motors and the most beautiful thing is, I am a proud Board Member for Prevent Blindness since May 2015. Not only does Prevent Blindness Ohio help us read, write, and see, but they empower us to follow our dreams and live them. Thank you Prevent Blindness for giving me an opportunity to live my great American dream with a vision and mission”.


Bradly D’Souza – Photo of Dinner Award at Columbus

bradly (12)Dancy, Harold, Bradly, Dr. Santa Ono and Rohan D’Souza

Bradly is on Prevent Blindness Ohio success stories about how eye health programs benefit you and your family. Prevent Blindness Ohio, has changed the lives of children and adults because of the vision services PBO provides! Click the link.

Sherill K Williams, President & CEO of the Ohio Affiliate of Prevent Blindness and Dr. Santa Ono, President, The University of Cincinnati, Chair for this years event welcomed all the guests at the 22nd Annual People of Vision Award Dinner at Savannah Center, Cincinnati on March 10th. Kara Sewell WXIX-TV, was Master of Ceremonies for the event.

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Rohan, Harold, Sherill Williams, President & CEO, Ohio Affiliate of Prevent Blindness, Mike D’Ippolito, Bradly and Dancy D’Souza

Bradly said: “I truly love serving on the Board of Directors for Prevent Blindness Ohio! Getting to meet amazing people like Santa Ono at the People of Vision Dinners. Working with Sherry Williams and the rest of the staff at PBO is why I continue to love giving back!! Thank you so much for all you do, I hope to make you all very proud in the near future”.

Bradly 20 is the son of Harold and Dancy D’Souza residing at Cincinnati, Ohio.

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