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What a blind kid can do

In the process of adopting blind kids, we learned that only 2% of "blind" people are 100% blind; meaning they see absolutely nothing.  Most blind people can distinguish between light and dark.  Depending on each persons diagnosis, they may see everything blurred, kaleidoscope type things, their field may be only a tiny window as compared to what we see, etc.  Jenna is totally blind in one eye.  WIth the other eye, she has a very limited "window", and has to hold her head in just the right position, and be VERY close to see.  SO close, that when doing schoolwork, she ends up with pencil lead marks on her nose=).
Jenna is amazingly brave.  She rides a bike (no training wheels) FULL SPEED on the driveway.  She has learned the sound of the gravel, and mapped it in her mind.  But if you happen to be the oncoming traffic--watch out--you better get out of the way.  In one part of the yard there is a small hill that goes down to the driveway, with a row of crepe myrtles next to it.  Jenna thought it would be full to ride down the little hill.....and hit a crepe myrtle.  She then figured out that she could put the bike at the top of the little hill, walk it down, to make sure she was at a spot where there was no crepe myrtle, then go back up the hill and ride!  SHe's very good at figuring out how to make things work for her.
Jenna made this paper envelope for Waid's birthday.
It was filled with a card game she made, for Waid  to match the pairs of cars.  She thought it up all by herself, and made Waid a game that he is capable of playing...so very thoughtful.
Jenna drew this princess for Kristen's birthday.  Look at the detail of the pearls on the dress!  It took Jenna several hours to finish, but she stuck with it.  She uses her CCTV for things like this.
All the kids have recently been taught how to change the sheets on their beds.  Jenna does the neatest job of them all!!

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