Easter Egg Hunt Helps Visually Impaired Kids Make Childhood Memories – KCBD.com

LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) – Lubbock’s first beeping Easter egg hunt came to Maxey Park Sunday afternoon, giving visually impaired children an opportunity that, at first, didn’t seem possible.

Cassie Johnston, the executive director and co-founder of Alstrom Angels, said that there are some limitations on visually impaired people that sighted-people don’t even think of.

“For sighted people, there’s a lot of things that we don’t realize children with visual impairments don’t get to do or experience, like Easter Egg hunts. For a child who can’t see, it’s a huge deal to get to participate.”

 

Johnston’s daughter, Bryce, was one of the visually impaired children hunting for Easter eggs. Johnston said it was her daughter who served as the inspiration for the event.

“We started this when our five year old daughter Bryce was diagnosed with Alstrom syndrome,” she said. “It’s a very rare disease that causes childhood blindness, deafness, diabetes, congestive heart failure, kidney and liver failure, and it’s one of those diseases that is so rare that most doctors have never heard of it.

 

 

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