Beeping Easter eggs help visually impaired kids join in on the hunt
We sometimes take the simple pleasures in life for granted. Like the ability to see the Easter eggs you’re hunting.
Looking for brightly colored Easter eggs is a tradition for some children. But what happens when you can’t see the eggs?
You listen for them. At least that’s what a beautiful group of kids from Newport Beach were doing this Easter.
About 50 visually impaired and sighted kids from the Blind Children’s Learning Center spent Friday morning, April 19, searching for beeping eggs during a hunt at Newport Dunes.
Isiah Ramirez, 4, was all smiles as he slowly moved his white cane from side to side through the grass hoping to find a beeping egg. When he discovered the noisy device he picked it up and held it close to his ear.
Ramirez, who was born with optic nerve hypoplasia, is completely blind. His mother, Elizabeth Vega, said he used to keep to himself, but events like this help him socialize.
“He’s able to interact with all the kids and all the teachers, it’s very fun for him,” she said. “He’s always happy.”
Kevin Fuhrmann, director of development at Blind Children’s Learning Center, said beeping eggs prevent children with vision impairment from missing out. “We don’t want our kids to be excluded from the simple joys of childhood,” he said.
The eggs were donated by the International Association of Bomb Technicians and Investigators and assembled by the Orange County Sheriff’s Department.
A beautiful show of inclusion and connection to make sure no child missed out on the Majic of searching for those little treasures. Because at the end of the day, the only little treasures that matter, are our children.
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Source OC Register