Directors’ Stories

Photo: Anne Fishbein

Scott Quinlan – Vice President

I feel as a Lion that sight is extremely important! I lost my sight nearly 13 years ago to a diabetic retinopathy, so I know what it’s like to be without it. You don’t understand the value of sight until you lose it. And as part of LSH, I have the opportunity to help restore sight — what an amazing feat!

I’ve been a Lion for over 10 years now. I’ve also worked with the Blinded Veterans Association, and I’ve been a peer counselor at the Braille Institute.

Getting the word out about what we do is extremely important to me. I feel that LSH is one of the best-kept secrets, and we need to let more people know about how we can help restore sight for those who just need surgery but can’t afford it.

After six years in the Army, I’ve adopted one of their slogans: Adapt, improvise and overcome.

Adapt, improvise and overcome. That’s what I hope to do at LSH.


Scott is an Army vet who lost his vision 13 years ago to diabetic retinopathy. After losing his sight, he earned a Bachelor’s Degree in psychology and a Master’s Degree in social work.

Scott works with the Blinded Veterans Association and as a peer counselor at the Braille Institute.

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