Thursday, January 15, 2009


For some this word has very little meaning.  For others, it has changed the course of their lives.

Everyday as we try to reach Abby in her little world, it's difficult not to get discouraged at the vast amount of "life" experiences that we aren't able to share with her.

In our time of waiting for an evaluation at Perkins School for the Blind, it is encouraging to see others who share in the same struggle.  

A little over a year ago I heard about the Deafblind triplets who live in Texas.  Their parents have started a Deafblind Children's Fund to raise money for Interveners to help children like Abby learn to explore their world and to communicate.  The Dunn's have had an Intervener working with one of their girls for over a year now.  Zoe is learning new concepts and expanding her language every day.

Abby is on the Fund's current waiting list for an Intervener.  These special people are trained to work with DB children, but sadly there are very few of them since this disability is rare.

I found this recent video of the Dunn family and thought I would share it.  These girls are amazing!

The Dunn Triplest are featured in a DVD called "Through Your Eyes."  All proceeds go towards the DBC Fund. (click link to see movie trailer)

If you haven't heard of the Dunn Triplets, here is a video of their story.