Welcome to your latest issue of ‘Reaching Out’! Here, you can read about all the ways your incredible support has been helping children who are deafblind or who have complex disabilities, like Annalise and Teegan.
On the first page of ‘Reaching Out’, you’ll meet seven-year-old Annalise who has CHARGE syndrome. Annalise is deaf and has limited sight as well as other health needs. She had a difficult start in life, and for a while her future was very uncertain – but Annalise is a little fighter. Find out how your support enables Sense to work with Annalise and her family, helping them to develop crucial communication skills. Thanks to you, Annalise can now express herself using signs, and her cheeky personality is shining through!
You’ll also hear from another star signer – 11-year-old Teegan! She’s signing ‘thank you’ to everyone who supported this year’s Sense Holiday Appeal. On page three, you can read more about how Teegan’s confidence and independence has grown since her Sense Holiday. You’ll also hear from Karen, Teegan’s mum, who was overwhelmed by the incredible support shown to our recent Sense Holiday Appeal. We couldn’t offer these incredible experiences without kind supporters like you – your support is amazing!
We hope you’ll be interested to read a new feature in ‘Reaching Out’ – Meet the Team! This issue features a short interview with Liz, who is a Consultant Teacher for children who are deafblind. Liz has a wealth of specialist knowledge, especially when it comes to ensuring children who are deafblind get the education they need. We hope you’ll enjoy hearing from her – and look forward to meeting other members of the team in future issues.
We hope you enjoy reading about the amazing difference your support makes to children who are deafblind. Thank you for your support.