Jorge Fernando Tarazon
Jorge Tarazon, better known by his middle name Fernando, came to ACBVI in 2002 as a new Vision Rehabilitation Therapist. Fernando is a loyal Wildcat who graduated from the University of Arizona in 1999 with Bachelor of Science degree in Political Science and again in 2003 with a Master of Arts degree in Blind Rehabilitation. Born in Mexico, Fernando’s family came to Arizona during his high school years for blind rehabilitation services to better support him in academics, where he graduated at the top of his class. Fernando and Lynn, his wife–also a Wildcat–met during their Blind Rehabilitation studies in Tucson, married shortly after graduation, and now are raising two rambunctious school age boys at their Glendale home. Fernando has always been involved with competitive sports such as goalball and shotput and discus. In the team sport goalball, he’s competed in numerous tournaments in Mexico, here in the U.S. and all over the world. Also, he’s competed internationally in shotput and discus representing the U.S. Paralympic team, holding the American Discus record for blind athletes. When his sons are not literally climbing on their father as if he was a jungle gym, Fernando truly enjoys his work, helping foster growth, independence, and self-advocacy of visually impaired people, to live their lives to the fullest, as he believes and continues to demonstrate.