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A scout with a visual impairment gives devices that help with reading

PALMYRA, N.Y. (WROC) — There are many things we take for granted, like being able to sort our own mail, flip through a book or photo album and see the face of a loved one. This week on Generation ROC, we introduce you to a young man who is determined to make sure everyone can enjoy all the little things and everything in between.

Logan Munding of Boy Scout Troop 5113 says he was inspired to choose his Eagle Scout project because he wanted to give people with visual impairments a new perspective on life.


“I did it because I have a visual impairment myself,” Logan explains.

Logan suffers from amblyopia and his right eye is underdeveloped. For months, he has been working on collecting specialized CCTV projectors that can dramatically enlarge objects for visually impaired people.

“I have never experienced total blindness myself. I can’t imagine what someone would have to go through or how difficult it would be for these people, and I love helping them,” she says.

News 8 met with Logan at the Palmyra Community Library, where he showed off one of the machines in excellent condition, now available to anyone who can use it and help them with their eyes. He says he was able to coordinate with the Goodwill Good Neighbor Program to find three other CCTV cameras currently available at the Macedon Public Library, Sage Harbor at the Baywinde Senior Living community in Webster and the Northfield Assisted Living community in Fairport.

Logan says it took a lot of planning to find good quality machines and coordinate what would best help the community, but he wasn’t going to give up. Especially after finding new inspiration in News 8’s Adam Chodak!

Chodak recently shared his Stargardt disease diagnosis with the community.

“It’s a rare genetic eye disease that eats up your central vision, so when it’s all said and done, you can’t do things like see faces or read,” the evening presenter shared in his evening Postscript commentary.

“It inspired me to keep working and show him that I was serious about helping the community and making Rochester a better place,” Logan recalled Chodak saying.

“I know there will be a lot of things that will be difficult to overcome, but I have learned that when you go through it, you can feel how good it feels when it pays off. It shows that even when you are done, your hard work and dedication will give back to the community,” he says.