On June 18, 2018, New England Low Vision and Blindness announced that Elana Regan, a 9th grade student at Hopkinton High School, is the winner of the 2018 Clement J. Krug, Sr. Let’s Go Attitude Award. This award was established in honor of the spirit of the late Clement J. Krug, who is the father of company President Scott V. Krug, recognizing one special student with a similar attitude, who never gives up. The winner of the award receives one technology product valued up to $6,000.
To be considered for the award, students were required to write a 500-1000 word essay explaining why they demonstrate a “Let’s Go Attitude” and be nominated by a TVI, CLVT, COMS, Social Worker, OT, OD, MD or a Low Vision Professional that works with visually impaired students. <Click here to learn more about the entry requirements>
“Elana definitely stood out from the overwhelming number of nominations we received because of her unwillingness to give up with all the challenges life has presented her with. Elana put it best – ‘I do not know what the future will hold for me, but there are two things I know: 1) Being legally blind has made me a better and stronger person and 2) As I continue going through life, I will never stop saying ‘let’s go’ because if I ‘don’t go’, I will never achieve all the wonderful things I know I can do.’ said Scott Krug, President of New England Low Vision and Blindness. Scott went on to say, “It was a true honor to meet Elana, her family and Jane (Rosen), Elana’s teacher, at the award ceremony this past week.”
In recognition of the 2018 Clement J. Krug, Sr. Let’s Go Attitude Award, Elana was presented with a new BrailleNote Touch 32 Cell, a two year warranty and a personal, one-on-one training from both Michelle Perkins, Senior Assistive Technology Specialist and Trainer at New England Low Vision and Blindness, and Kate Morrow, Regional Director of HumanWare.
Elana was nominated by Jane Rosen, a Certified Orientation & Mobility Specialist from the Carroll Center For The Blind.
For more information about New England Low Vision and Blindness, Clement J. Krug, Sr. Let’s Go Attitude Award, or any of the products and service, visit www.nelowvision.com or call 888-211-6933. You can also read Elana’s touching essay <clicking here>.