My mother was never a member of ACB, but she was always very supportive of me and my involvement with the American Council of the Blind. She was an advocate for the blind before I knew what the word advocate meant. When I would tell the teacher I couldn't see the blackboard, more than once my mother would have to meet with them and set them straight.
My mother had a beautiful voice, and she taught me how to sing harmony while we would all sing as my brother and I dried dishes while she would wash them. This experience really peaked my interest in music.
I would not be the man I am today if it weren't for my mother. Whenever I would say "I can't do that Mom", she would say "can't never did anything. Get off your backside and try." Over the years I've tried to do just about everything. I learned from my mother that if you want to do something bad enough, you'll find a way to do it. My mother loved to tell jokes and loved to hear a good joke which taught me that we must never lose our sense of humor. We must be able to laugh at ourselves.
These are just a few reasons why I strongly feel that my mother is very worthy of being an ACB Angel.
ACB Angel Memorial Tribute - Maxine Dillon