A Day Not Soon Forgotten...

Matthew 17:20 – “If you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to the mountain ‘Move from here to there’ and it will move. Nothing will be impossible for you.”

What a day February 7, 2013 was! My mom, Barbara, and I headed to Austin, Texas to meet with Mrs. GiGi (Texas School for the Deaf & Blind/ Texas DeafBlind Early Childhood Consultant). Mrs. GiGi had scheduled our drop off of resonance boards (made through the Foundation) to the school and then to visit two very special families who will remain in my heart always J

We met Orion and Oliana – two exceptional, steadfast examples of personal courage and unconditional love – just like our Lily. It was so fulfilling to make a stamp in the homes of these children’s’ lives.

Orion is a two and a half year old sweet little boy who lives with severe complex bilateral microphthalmia, is profoundly deaf, and also suffers from osteoporosis. He is deaf and blind, but no matter the challenges it brings, he brings smiles each day and is learning new developments one by one, and is loved by his family every second of the journey.

Miss Oliana…. A 5-year-old spirited young girl. She as well has severe bilateral microphthalmia, and is completely blind. But…this has most definitely not disarmed the spunk in her! You can see her determination in the details of her approach to all persons and things.

Both these children are hungry to learn and develop – just as all other kids in this world, but perhaps with twice the conviction.

Thank you donors for allowing us the opportunity to bring resonance boards into these family’s homes. Please visit the Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired (at the link below), to learn more about our visit and the importance of resonance boards in the deafblind world.

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Many Blessings,

Christi Voelkel

A Day Not Soon Forgotten