Melanie was born with no eyes. She is my pride and joy, wouldn’t change her for nothing in this world. At when she was a young age, I was told she wouldn’t learn. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
When she started school she was never exposed to braille & was placed in the wrong program. She was not accepted at a school that had resources for blind children, because she was not braille literate. We wondered how she was going to be braille literate if she was never exposed to it.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
My husband and I decided to fight for her rights. She was finally accepted at the school & in less than a year and she showed that she had the potential to learn by quickly learning braille. She’s learned how to play the Piano at a young age all by herself. Whatever song she hears, she learns how to play it on the piano by ear. She continues to be behind academically, but has shown a lot of Progress. Today she is 14 yrs old attending the SC School for the Deaf and Blind.

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