Joseph was a carpenter for forty years. With the Holman Prize, he would take a group of his blind and visually impaired friends skydiving.
Marco plays the piano and loves to cook. With the Holman Prize, he would travel with the ice hockey team, the San Jose Sharks, to their away games and evaluate the accessibility of the various arenas.
Matthias is a psychologist. He would use the Holman Prize to travel Europe and show blind people the devices he’s invented for blind people to use.
Joshua is passionate about martial arts. He would use the Holman Prize to train and seek setting the world record for distance traveled on a wave by a blind surfer.
Edward loves science fiction. With the Holman Prize, he would design a fragrance line for men and women with braille labels.
Davina is fluent in six languages. With the Holman Prize, she would create podcasts, workshops and materials about oral health for blind and visually impaired people.
Mona is working on postdoctoral research in computational chemistry. With the Holman Prize, she would film a documentary series called Planes, Trains and Canes, where she would navigate and access the public transportation systems of five cities around the world.
Karl Jason wants to be a diplomat. With the Holman Prize, he would facilitate a large social gathering for all people to learn about the underrepresented culture of blind Hawaiians.
Laura is a mom of three. With the Holman Prize, she would create Cabs 4 Kids, a company with vetted drivers that would help disabled parents by their driving children to school, activities, and doctor’s appointments.
Barbara loves music. She would use the Holman Prize to help people engage with music and find the magic in it.