Tuesday, January 25, 2011

The Cane

Abby had her first Orientation and Mobility session today.   She now has a cane to use. I even had a chance to try out a cane and sighted guide techniques.    It was great for both of us.

It was hard earlier in the day to imagine her with a cane.   Sometimes its easy to 'forget' that Abby has a serious vision impairment. Now she has a loud flashy sign with her. A sign that shows the rest of the word she is just a little different.

The cane is much much more then that though.

The cane is a sign of  independence, a sign of safety and a sign that Abby will recover some of her lost self confidence.
The Cane... Its a good thing.

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