Hawaii’s ambassador for the blind; Landa Phelan was truly one in a million. She was such a true treasure! So loving, caring, and passionate about justice and equality. When diagnosed with macular degeneration in 1997, rather than feel sorry for herself, she made it her mission to help better the lives of the blind. She especially took interest in Hawaii’s keiki; volunteering and sharing with them what it was like being a guide dog handler. She also participated on various boards and councils, assuring that the voices of the blind were heard. Once introduced to ACB, she found greater ways on how she could get her own voice heard. She was small but mighty, and dedicated to her advocacy for what was right and just. We will truly miss her. Here’s knowing that she is at peace, feeling good, and enjoying everything her friends and colleagues do to keep her spirit alive.