Friday, May 31, 2013

Row's First Video Message to His Fans

Rowan hopes the awareness and support from his Blue Hole Dive will bring funds to BCVI to help support the blind children of Belize with much-needed equipment, supplies and community based rehabilitation.

Help Row reach his goal by making your contribution via our safe and secure PayPal account, BCVI Foundation or Direct Deposit!

Thursday, May 30, 2013

Rowan will dive to help Belize's children who are blind

It's easier than ever to help Row as he prepares to Dive Belize's Blue Hole on July 14th!

Donate via PayPal

or Send your check to:

BCVI Foundation
Thomas J. Angell
Jacobs, Burns, Orlove & Hernandez
150 North Michigan Avenue, Suite 1000
Chicago, IL 60601

Local contributions can be sent directly to
Belize Bank Account # 71096
PO Box 525
Belize City, Belize
Phone: 203.5206

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Newsworthy Dive!

Rowan's story is sweeping the nation as everyone is getting wind of his next Big Adventure - Diving Belize's Blue Hole! He will be the first blind person to dive this site, one of the world's top locations for certified divers! Watch the Official Announcement on Channel 5's Open Your Eyes, and hear his interviews with the local media!

Open Your Eyes and Channel 5 News

William & Marleni Reveal Rowan's next Big Adventure with Row,
John Searle (PADI-certified instructor) and Carla Ayres Musa (BCVI) on OYE.

Rowan is interviewed by Belize;s Channel 7 News Team!

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Row's First Pool Dive

Before Rowan made the decision to get certified to dive Belize's Blue Hole, he wanted to know what it would feel like to be in the water with all the gear on. As someone who has been blind since birth, Row depends a great deal on his sense of touch to get around (which includes the floor!) So, taking on this adventure is understandably nerve-wracking at first.

However, family friend and PADI-certified instructor John Searle, got Row acquainted with the equipment and, using a more controlled environment than the big open sea, got him into the water with all his gear on.

Rowan's reaction? "I loved it! I love the feeling of weightlessness in the water!"

This Ambassador for Sight, and his team, now have to get certified through a series of e-courses and practical tests before July 14th!

Please show your support of Rowan and other children who are blind by making a contribution to BCVI
Belize Bank Account 71096
PO Box 525
Belize City, Belize

Rowan examines his mask and snorkel before his first time in the water with all his gear on.

Rowan Dives Into Belize's Blue Hole!

Everyone's been asking: What will Rowan do next? He reached the summit of Belize's tallest mountain -Victoria Peak, and walked 92 miles across the country - all in the hopes of raising awareness and increasing support for the visually impaired and blind children in BCVI's Rehabilitation Program.

So, for Row it seemed only fitting to go "down" ... and since we boast one of the world's most popular diving sites, scuba diving in Belize's Blue Hole seemed like the most fitting option.

Starting on May 21st, we will capture his journey: from fitting his gear for the first time, to training with certified PADI scuba instructor, John Searle and the final dive at the Blue Hole. Join Row, his family and BCVI, as we demonstrate that, with support, the possibilities are limitless!