For many, the true test of life well-lived, is the capacity to make mole hills out of mountains. To be a respected entertainer, songwriter and tireless community volunteer are true enough achievements on their own. But along the way, John Morris has had to make the mountain of blindness into a mole hill.
John is a self-taught musician and songwriter who’s given selflessly of his time and talent to raise money for charities such as the Cancer Society, Easter Seals, The Heart & Stroke Foundation, Peterborough Food Bank and Peterborough Warming Room. John works extensively with CNIB, often going into schools to give young people a sense of what it’s like to live with blindness and work with a guide dog. To make life better for others, he works with Council for Persons with Disabilities, the Transportation Committee, and Access Awareness Committee.
In 1994, in recognition of his efforts, he was given the City of Peterborough Award of Merit. John is one of the founding members of the Pathway of Fame, which recognizes in others the qualities and achievements so evident in John himself.
John Morris is living proof each of us should face our unique challenges; the quality of our lives lay in who we become, and what we accomplish.
- photo courtesy Clifford Skarstedt, The Peterborough Examiner