Meet the Blind Beginnings team members who are participating in the Scotiabank Charity Challenge Run on June 23rd. This week’s featured participant is Jinnie Saran. Please consider supporting Jinnie by clicking here to make a donation. All of the money raised goes towards supporting programs for children and youth who are blind and partially sighted reach their full potential. Go Team Blind Beginnings!
Jinnie has been involved with Blind Beginnings since 2014 as part of the Youth Leadership Program and she is currently serving her third term as the Youth Representative on the Blind Beginnings Board of Directors.
Since Jinnie was not exposed to many other people who were blind or partially sighted her own age before coming to Blind Beginnings, she was not aware of the potential she had within herself. It was through Blind Beginnings’ Youth Leadership and Pre-Employment programs that Jinnie realized she would one day be able to go to university. In the What Happens After Grad Workshop, Jinnie learned she could take her career path in whatever direction she chooses, which has guided her towards her education and career aspiration of becoming a writer. Lastly, physical activity was something Jinnie didn’t think she could do until she came to Blind Beginnings and completed the Do The Grind Blind Challenge. This was a challenge where 9 youth who are blind or partially sighted climbed Vancouver’s infamous and grueling hike that climbs over 850 meters up Grouse Mountain. She is excited to run in this 5k!