Thursday, December 5, 2013

Lily departs Ohio

The time has come for Lily to return home.  We have enjoyed her stay with us.  Olivia and her team has worked very hard to utilize all of the LightAide's features to advance her education.  The visual stimulation that Lily provides encourages her to use her sense of vision.  Essentially, it makes the work more fun!  If I had to sum up what Lily has done for Olivia, it is: motivates & engages.  If we have a motivated and engaged child, the learning will follow.  The LightAide has literally brightened our days and increased our hope for the future.

Looking back on this experience we would like to thank those who chose Olivia to be a part of the Backpacking LightAide Program.  We are thrilled to be involved with anything that can be done to raise awareness, encourage participation, advance research, or educate others about Cortical Visual Impairment.  Understanding CVI can be challenging, but living with it is and adventure.   Again, we are grateful to the professionals and experts that dedicate their time and talents to our special children.  Anything that gives us hope for Olivia's future is priceless.

To reunite Lily & Olivia, there will be a special online vote starting December 9th-December 15th.  The website will be announced the morning of December 9th.  Each person will be allowed to vote once per day.  Bring Lily back to Ohio by Christmas!  Thanks in advance for your support.



...our adventure continues
Olivia's mom & dad


To learn more about the LightAide, please go to: http://www.perkins.org/store/lightaide

To learn more about the Backpaking LightAide Program and the 5 other families chosen for the program, go to: http://www.wonderbaby.org/articles/backpacking-lightaide-program