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Last year, despite challenges from the pandemic we still served over 700 children. We need your help to continue our critical work to make a difference in the lives of children with vision loss!

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Natalan

Life with a Cortical Visual Impairment (CVI)

Natalan's Story

content courtesy of Natalie Hendren
Natalie is Natalan's mother and a VIPS Supporter

On Sept 3rd, 2015, I gave birth to a miracle baby named Natalan. I say “miracle” ironically considering I never believed in miracles until I had her. She had been given a 0% chance to live by one doctor and a 10% chance by another when I was 16 weeks pregnant. My water broke at only 14 weeks of pregnancy however I was able to carry her until 30 weeks. After what was a long and hard fought battle, she defeated so many odds that were against her. I was told that many of the women having been in my situation opted for abortions. Natalan proved that miracles can happen if you follow your heart and put it all in God’s hands and that’s exactly what I did.

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