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Our charity walk to help blind George
1:00pm Sunday 25th August 2013 in News
LITTLE George Stanbrook-Evans is an inspiration.
The four-year-old is blind, but that hasn’t stopped him from enjoying the same things as children with sight.
George was born prematurely and was on a ventilator, which caused him to develop blindness.
It was a difficult time coming to terms with his disability for mum and dad Clare and Dan Stanbrook-Evans, of Pitsea. But the family see themselves the same as any other.
Clare, 30, said: “It was strange coming to terms with it and there’s still times when I struggle.
“But watching George getting on with his disability is just amazing.
“He is so confident and he loves playing with lots of different toys. It’salearning curve for us.”
Clare has been moved so much by George’s outlook on life that she is organising a charity blind walk to raise money for RNIB, which will eventually help George lead his life to the full.
The event, on September 14, will pair fundraisers as an acting blind person wearing a blindfold and another acting as a guide. They will walk a sponsored mile around Northlands Park to understand what it is like.
Clare added: “To put people in his world for an hour will bring it home about how clever he is to get on with it.
“George is my inspiration.
He has already overcome so much in such a short space of time and in my eyes he is a little trooper who just gets on with his disability.
“While George doesn’t have the support from RNIB yet, in time he will come to rely on them, so I thought I should make a start fundraising for them.
“The RNIB will help him to live independently and try to prevent him from being a recluse. They will get him involved with his peers and help him become an independent person.”
To join the walk, which starts at 10.30am, fundraisers must pay £5 registration fee and raise a minimum of £25.
To sign up, or for more information, call Clare on 07731 819595 or e-mail email@example.com
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