Blind Men Don’t Need Help . . . do they?

Last Updated on: July 9th, 2016


Blind men don’t need help, do they? I mean, they have dogs to help them see, they have white canes to help them walk, they have audiobooks and radios and described TV to entertain them. They have Braille to help them read and identify money. They have special tags to put on their hangers to help them identify their clothing. So, other than – maybe – cooking, what do they need help with?

Right now you’re probably thinking, “Wow. Whoever is writing this is a cold-hearted person!” Right?


Quite the opposite, actually.

I wrote that introduction to get your attention. Don’t be mad; hear me out . You see, I’m actually a caring person who is out to help a blind man. A blind man with a dream.

Actually, he has a few. The blind man I’m referring to is planning one day to write a book, too. 😉


Blind People Need Help, Sometimes

The blind man that needs help is Maxwell – Max – Ivey.

Max is the guy who granted me inside information about how blind people cope with life on a daily basis.

I have to tip my hat to Max.

  • He’s blind.

  • He’s a blogger.

  • He’s known as Mister Midway due to his involvement with amusement park rides and businesses.

  • He’s a social media user. (He’s even on Pinterest!!! Find out how by reading his post about his user experience.)

  • He’s also an entrepreneur.

And he’s a man with a dream: to make videos! But not just any videos. A video series about amusement parks and their rides. (Think back to your childhood. Did you look forward to the times when the carnival came to town? Do you still? Do your kids or grandkids love rides, too? I’m betting they do!)

Max has already done many Google Hangouts (he does one each week, and blogs about them). Back in March, he started them, had difficulties, and fought hard to learn what he needed to so he could improve them and make them successful.

Max is loved by many people. He’s a nice person, too, always thinking about everyone else – including his blogging community – and how they will benefit.

Now he wants to travel this summer and do a video series about carnivals and amusement parks and all that this topic entails.

And you know how we all love carnival rides, right? 🙂

He’s fundraising so he CAN achieve his dream.

Because blind men actually do need help. And Max needs yours.

Watch this video, and see if you can relate to his dream:

Blind man Max Ivey needs your help. Please help him.

Please share this post. Please tell your friends about this guy. The more we spread the word, the more help Max will get.

Open your heart to Max.

Help him achieve his dream.

Please make a donation today!

photo of Max with his logo on it

You get perks if you help him, too. Plus, you get satisfaction knowing you did something good. And maybe this world will be a better place because of it.

So, please, I beg you, make a donation today!

Blind men actually do need help, sometimes. 🙁


16 thoughts on “Blind Men Don’t Need Help . . . do they?

  1. says

    Max is a real inspiration , and already it’s fantastic what he’s achieved. I’ve read his post a number of times now. I wish him well on his next venture, and good for you crowd sourcing for him. We can all do with help now and again.

      • hi a. k.; thanks for th comment. lorraine is a giving person and i appreciate her help. you are right that we all need help from time to time. Its just a shame there ar so many people who won’t ask for help or who aren’t grateful when they receive it. take care, max

  2. Adrienne says

    Hey Lorraine,

    That was very thoughtful of you to help Max and I know he definitely does appreciate it. I hope that this will help him get things off the ground and I intend to meet Max in person this summer myself. He lives about 45 minutes to an hour from me but we plan on setting a day and time to finally meet in person. I’m really looking forward to it as well.

    Thanks again for your generous offer to help Max Lorraine and I hope people will contribute to his cause.


    • says

      Adrienne, I think it is great that the two of you will be able to meet in person! If I lived close to you, I’d come along! 😉

      I hope a lot of people will see this post and help our buddy, Max, too, as he works hard and deserves all the help he can get.

      Thanks for your comment. 🙂

  3. says

    Lorraine that is very nice of you to help Max. I knew who you were referring to as soon as I saw the Ferris Wheel. Max has been a great contributor to BHB group

  4. Hello; First, I want to thank Lorraine for always having her heart in the right place. I didn’t ask her to write this post. But when she called to read it to me and ask my permission. I told her to go for it. She was worried about making me angry. I told her that a year ago or even six months I might have been. I have only recently accepted my role as an inspiration to others. It’s one of those things you have to hear a few thousand times before you believe it. I mean I’m not climbing mountains or running marathons or participating in triathalons or even traveling the world yet. 🙂 but I get it I am doing something very few blind people are and I do it in an aggressive what else can I do I’ve never done before manner. so thanks to lorraine for her love and support and this post. thanks to my friends who have convinced me of how special I am. and thanks to any of you who have supported me in the past with a blog comment or social media share. I hope you will share this post and help me raise the money I need. You don’t know how much I appreciate all this. Take care, Max

    • says

      Max, regardless of how much money you end up raising, I think you should continue doing what you are doing. You are making a difference in peoples’ lives, whether you realize it or not.

      My heart is usually in the right place. I think that is why we get along so well. Yours is, too. 🙂

      Thanks for commenting!

  5. Paul Graham says

    Max certainly is an inspiration and all of us, whether sighted or blind can use a helping hand from time to time. Thanks for helping our friend Max !

    • says

      Paul, I doubt any of us could do what Max has done in his time online!

      Thanks for sharing this post. I hope Max reaches his target goal and can realize his dream.

      Thanks for commenting, too. 🙂

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