McCook Gazette – Seeing is believing for Bartley teen

Article via McCook Gazette – BARTLEY, Neb. — The first thing Julia Holdcroft, 14, has been doing each morning when she wakes up is look out her window, “just to see what’s going on outside.”

It’s something she never used to do.That’s because a whole new world opened up for Julia when she received electronic “eSight” glasses this past Saturday.

Thanks to the generosity of donors, enough funds were raised to purchase the high-tech glasses that arrived in the mail on Friday.

“It shocked and encouraged me by the generosity of regular people who donated,” said her mom, Robin, on the $10,000 raised. The glasses were not covered by insurance and a go-fund-me site and a bank account were set up for donations to purchase the glasses. Along with regular donations, there were a lot of anonymous donations, Robin said.

Since getting the glasses, Julia has been navigating her surroundings slowly, on her own, with her first training with the e-Sight manufacturer on Monday by Skype.

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Posted by Melissa Durrell on April 4, 2018


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