Tait plays rugby like any other Kiwi boy. He sings with his school choir. At just seven-years-old, he’s even published his own book!
And what’s especially amazing? Tait is virtually blind.
Tait has a rare genetic disorder called Oculocutaneous Albinism, which means he can only see objects that are very big, and his eyes are so sensitive to light that he has to wear sunglasses and a hat every time he plays outside.
But Tait is living life to the full, with the help of his loving family and the role our caring supporters play in his life.
Your support today can help a child like Tait access their favourite stories in talking book format, take part in sports and activities that kids love, and for children with very low vision, learn how to move around their home and neighbourhood safely.
That’s why your donation today is crucial:
- $75 can help teach a blind or partially sighted child the skills they need to live without sight, like how to walk to school safely.
- $40 can give a month’s worth of talking books so a child with low vision can enjoy their favourite stories.
- $120 can give much needed support to a family like Tait’s.
Every week, a child under six is referred to the Royal New Zealand Foundation of the Blind (RNZFB) for life-changing support. Without you, we simply would not be able to give these children the help they need to live a full life.
Your vital support will help Tait and other Kiwis overcome the significant challenges of low or no sight, so that they can have the same opportunities and choices as you and everyone else.