Hello! My name is Griffin Pinkow. I suffer from retinitis pigmentosa which is a retinal degenerative disease. At the age of 12, I was playing baseball and realized that I was having trouble seeing balls in the outfield. Before my diagnosis of RP, I thought I was someone who just couldn’t see very well in the dark, but with the diagnosis, I knew it was related to a much bigger problem. As I finished up high school, I had accepted that I couldn’t change the fate of my vision. I then began asking myself, how can I overcome my visual impairment?
In college, I worked with several organizations that represented the visually impaired. I enjoyed working with these organizations but found that they were focused solely on research and not on the individual living life without sight.
While attending Susquehanna University in 2013 I began laying the groundwork to start the Foreseeable Future Foundation. Our focus is improving the lives of the V.I.P.s through sports and recreation.
Our mission is to enable the visually impaired to live fulfilling lives and to increase public awareness of challenges faced by the blind. We are committed to bringing the sighted and sightless community together to build one network that is mutually beneficial and enriching for all.
Griffin Pinkow has shared his remarkable story with countless individuals, inspiring both the sighted, and visually impaired community. He has run 4 marathons, created a non profit organization to help the visually impaired community, and is now attempting to make the Paralympic Team in Tandem Cycling, all before the age of 30. Going from a healthy teenager, to slowly losing his sight can be physically and emotionally debilitating for anyone, but Griffin was able to persevere through the struggles, and has truly made a difference in hundreds of lives. Below are some of the events that Griffin has spoken at.
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