Sisters Excel in School after Receiving Eyeglasses
Mrs. Brown's family recently became uninsured and she was unable to replace her daughters lost and broken eyeglasses. She realized that without their glasses, her daughters were struggling to keep up in school: "My girls have hefty daily assignments and without their glasses it is more difficult for them to move through their work." Mrs. Brown was determined to find a way for her girls to receive needed vision services, and so she reached out to the Lighthouse Foundation. All four children received eye exams and new glasses. "We are all very thankful" she says, "especially my younger twins. When they have to sit on the floor near the board instead of at their desks, it really affects them." Now that they have their new glasses they are doing well again. They can sit at their desks and see the board, they can move through their homework at a rapid pace, and they have made it to the top of their classes and participated in the annual science fair.
Eye Surgery Helps Caregiver to Continue Working
Working as a caregiver for a 90-year-old, she often needs to run errands at night and her deteriorating vision made this an unsafe and impossible task. Then the time came when she could no longer pass the vision test for her driver’s license.
She saved up her money to see a specialist, but the cost of surgery was still too steep. Her doctor referred her to the Lighthouse Foundation where she spoke with surgery director, Victoria Jordan.
Candy has been able to renew her license and keep her job as a caregiver. "I can see at night to drive now...You guys gave me vision," she said. "You gave me the ability to keep working and stay as independent as possible. The Lighthouse just does a beautiful job."
Social Worker, Dedicated Audiologist, and the Lighthouse Help Young Girl Receive Hearing Aids
Steven Sick, audiologist at ENT Specialists in Canton,provided her with her hearing aids and continues to be her audiologist today. Unwilling to let an 11-year old go without hearing amplification, the Lighthouse Foundation and its partners worked together to help a child in need.