On a rainy Thursday in New York, Nureddin visited the ING Marathon Expo to pick up his race number and shirt.

In the photo below he is pictured with members of the Achilles International from South Africa.

At the expo he also met Michael, who will be one of his guides on marathon day.

Today Nureddin visited Visions at Selis Manor, an adapted learning environment and meeting place for youth, adults and seniors who are blind or visually impaired. Nureddin toured the center and met with staff to discuss the programming and exchange ideas. Nureddin was excited to learn of Visions comprehensive creative arts program and job training for youth.

Matthew Sapolin, Commissioner of the Mayor’s Office for People with Disabilities, discussed with Nur the programs of the City of New York for the disabled and gave some good marathon advice.

The Pen Friend purchased by Nureddin arrived today in the mail. This is an easy-to-use audio labeling system which will be very useful to organize important documents and correspondence. A video on the Pen Friend is here