Benefit auction: Braille School helps kids learn, grow

  • Tue Mar 9th, 2010 9:24pm

I’m writing to let readers know about the fourth annual benefit auction for The Louis Braille School. The school is on Edmonds Way right next to Pagliaci’s Pizza. The mission of the school is to teach the kids in the way each child learns.

The school is not just for the visually impaired. There are several kids who have no vision problems but have lots of other challenges. I moved my son over from the east side of the mountains to get him into the school and what a difference it has made. He has much more confidence moving around with his cane and learning Braille. I fully believe that one day he will be a productive, independent and contributing member to our Edmonds community.

The auction is from 1-4 p.m. March 20 at the Edmonds Senior Center. There is a silent and live auction planned, a visit from the adorable guide dogs in training and their handlers, and testimonials from a few parents on how the school has completely changed their child’s life for the better. Please come join us for a lot of fun and some pretty special kids that will touch your heart and make you smile.

Jennifer Wheeler