8-Year-Old Made Some Braille Valentine’s Day Gifts For Her Classmates This Past Sunday
Some very special second graders received some very special Valentine’s Day gifts this year. They received what most of us take for granted…
Gail, the mother of 8-year-old Amelia who is blind, and her husband, Mike, posted a photo on Reddit on Feb. 11 of Amelia’s valentines for school.
It turns out that Amelia made some homemade heart-shaped notes that had the word ‘love’ in Braille.
“My feeling is we could go buy valentines or make valentines, but because she can’t see them I always try to have her incorporate Braille on them,” Gail said.
Amelia added Braille to the cards using a machine called the Perkins Brailler that resembles a typewriter, but that makes Braille indentions.
“She wrote in Braille, ‘I think you’re really smart’ or ‘I think you’re really kind’ or ‘I think you’re a fast runner,'” Gail said. “Whatever she notices about people.”
Each kid in Amelia’s class received a personalized message and a heart-shaped pretty note. Amelia’s kindness was well-received within the Reddit forums.
Amelia’s parents are both proud and humbled to see their daughter take concern over the less fortunate like this. Indeed, she is an inspiration to all of us!
Article: Huffington Post