It was with great sadness that I learned Stephen Marriott, former member of the American Foundation for the Blind Board of Trustees, passed away over the weekend after a long battle with a degenerative mitochondrial disease.

Stephen was a gifted trainer—when he was on our board, he frequently gave great advice on marketing and communications issues. He became a staunch advocate for people who are blind, and people who are totally blind in particular. Stephen was a role model for anyone facing major challenges in their lives—despite his condition, he never stopped, he never gave up, he kept right on working at full speed. And, as a result, he helped the lives of many, especially those with vision loss.

We extend our deepest sympathies to his wife and children, and extended family and friends. I know I speak for many when I say Stephen will be missed dearly.

Author Carl Augusto
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