Today is Giving Tuesday. This year, LightHouse asks our community to donate to our LightHouse Little Learners program.
LightHouse Little Learners supports young children who are blind, deafblind, have low vision or have a Cerebral Visual Impairment. Our goal is to raise $80,000 this Giving Tuesday for our littles.
Below, a Little Learners Mom shares a story of how the program helped her little one.
“My son, Maximiliano, has been seeing LightHouse Little Learner Specialist Kristi since he was 12 months old, and it has been such a blessing,” says Little Learners mom, Natali.
“He was diagnosed with Pitt-Hopkins Syndrome (a rare neurological disorder) at 22 months, which consists of global developmental delays along with various medical complexities. Kristi would work with Max once a week at our home. She even attended an appointment with his pediatric ophthalmologist and advocated for his CVI diagnosis as he was getting ready to transition to the school district. Kristi also educated me and provided various resources to adequately choose the perfect glasses for Max, which has helped tremendously with him keeping them on. Max’s absolute favorite day of the month was playgroup that was put together by LightHouse Little Learners at a local library, which consisted of sensory, color pop, music and inclusiveness at its finest. I will forever be grateful for Kristi—her knowledge, her sweetness, her empowerment to advocate and her presence.”