OUR PEOPLE

Club de Ciegos de Colón is filled with devoted, hard working people. Many are blind themselves and therefore have a unique perspective. Watch the video clips below to find out why Club de Ciegos de Colón is so important to its members.

Carlos Clop

Carlos Clop

Carlos Clop is the charismatic leader of Club de Ciegos de Colón. After losing his eyesight in his fifties, Señor Clop became an active member in the club, and has been the president for the last twelve years. Through his faith, determination, and ingenuity, he has proven that the visually impaired see with more than just their eyes.

Luz Maria Gavalo

Luz Maria Gavalo

Luz Maria Gavalo teaches both adults and children how to read Braille, and shows them how to use the Internet and computers. Her lessons help students perfect skills that can help them find jobs.

Edgar Morales

Edgar Morales

Edgar Morales was born blind. He went to college, and previously worked as a radio controller for cab companies. He learned how to play guitar when he was 11 years old and gives lessons to help support his family. He has two children.

Carol Arias

Carol Arias

Carol Arias has toxoplasmosis, a parasitic disease that causes blindness. She came to the Club de Ciegos de Colón when she was a teenager. She has been with the community for 25 years and helps members embrace the world outside the club. She has two children and is pregnant with her third.