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Mother launches DVD to help dealing with blind children

Shared by Ana Duarte on 2015-10-06 17:13

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The project shares photos and videos from Milagro's first five years of life. And how her parents encouraged physically challenging activities to stimulate her development.

Tiscareno-Sato decided to offer the DVD as a resource to help families raise blind children and in hopes of changing the perception of blindness.

Graciela Tiscareno-Sato and her family believe that a disability does not define Milagro, whose name means "miracle" in Spanish. Milagro survived a premature birth at 25 1/2 weeks. Even though she's blind, her parents committed early on to raise her with as normal a childhood as possible.

"She loves horseback riding, downhill skiing," said Graciela Tiscareno-Sato. Climbing walls, gymnastics - you name it. Milagro loves movement and exploring the environment around her.

Graciela had never met any other blind people until her daughter lost her sight. "There were no blind people in my universe," she said. "The shock of suddenly having to accept the new role of being mother to a blind child is beyond shocking”, she explained.

Hearing how her own journey has made an impact on other families has inspired Tiscareno-Sato to keep moving forward with her project.

"We're out to change the status quo perception of blindness and blind people," Tiscareno-Sato said. "We're showing what our daughter is capable of; she's our best evidence. We want all blind people to be respected, understood and not pitied."

Adapted from: http://bayareane.ws/2tzUrf6

More info: http://www.babymilagro.org

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Graciela Tiscareno-Sato, from USA, has a daughter called Milagro who lost her ability to see when she was two months old. Graciela launched a DVD, "Letting Your Child's Wild Side Out: Raising the Wild and Confident blind Baby, Toddler and Preschooler", that features her experience on dealing with her daughter’s condition. The DVD has been used around the world by educational and professional organizations working with blind children.

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