Imagine discovering that your newborn child has no eyes.
Elijah was born with no eyes, an extremely rare condition called anophthalmia. His mom, Dina, remembers the confusion. “We initially thought his eyes just wouldn’t open. I kept asking, ‘What should I do? Even the nurse didn’t know how to help.”
Panic crept in while Elijah’s family waited for an MRI to confirm their worst fear. Elijah would never see. His grandma became hysterical. Amidst the overwhelming news, Dina kept asking that important question, “What should I do?”
Learning that your child is blind or severely visually impaired can feel earthshattering. Parents feel hopeless. They fear that every dream they had for their child is now out of reach. But the truth is that blindness only creates hopelessness when we do nothing.
Visual impairments create significant challenges early in life, but a young child’s ability to overcome is limitless with the right support.
Elijah just began his journey at Blind Children’s Learning Center. Your chance to create a future without limits for Elijah is now.
An adaptive learning environment and comprehensive therapy services will meet Elijah’s unique needs and give him the best chance of building a strong foundation for independence. Elijah is a happy and fearless young boy. He is excited to explore multi-sensory learning materials in the classroom. As he receives physical therapy to steadily gain the strength and confidence to walk independently, he giggles each time he falls. Every step of persevering brings Elijah joy.
Elijah and so many other young children need your help! Please give to help children like Elijah walk, communicate, play, gain literacy, and so much more.
Our annual year-end campaign has begun! We need your help raising $50,000 to support Elijah and every child served at Blind Children's Learning Center. Your gift is DOUBLED starting today!
Every dollar you give will be doubled thanks to Bob & Nadine Halls Matching Gift Challenge. Please give the “Gift of Independence" today so that children with visual impairments can rise to every challenge.