[Stephanie is a one-on-one volunteer through the Massachusetts Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired’s Volunteer Program, which matches volunteers with individuals in their community who are blind or visually impaired.]
“Hello!” the deep voice echoes as I climb up the four stories to his Brookline apartment.
“Helloooo,” I say, mocking the voice.
Suddenly, a friendly laughter warms the cold stairwell.
This is how it starts every week.
While it’s only been a few months, my bond with Dean is profound. Two years ago, I left everything familiar in Texas and moved to Boston. I came with zero regrets, however something was missing. As a member of Delta Gamma at the University of North Texas, I was immersed in endless volunteer opportunities for the Service for Sight program. But being away from all of that – my sorority sisters, my family, etc. – I felt empty. I was stuck in the loop of working 9-5 and going home just to do it all over again.
Until I met Dean. Continue reading