What a treat we had on Monday when Millie-Mae Hendrie paid us a visit, so that she could come and meet the staff to say thank you to us for our donation towards her BrailleNote Touch.
We heard about Millie-Mae last June through her classroom assistant Anita Hull and were delighted we could help her. Unfortunately, there aren’t enough funds to give these tablets to everyone and it has helped her enormously to have her very own.
Furthermore, in December it came to our attention that a monitor would be a wonderful addition to the tablet as this would enable Millie-Mae to share what she was does on it with her family. On Christmas morning Millie-Mae woke up to a present she wasn’t expecting and was overjoyed to find it under the tree thanks to the MPA Charitable Foundation. – Her mum showed us a video of her and there wasn’t a dry eye in the room!
It was fascinating to see her demonstrate how she uses the BrailleNote Touch and to hear how enthusiastic she is about her education – History is her favourite subject and she would like to one day teach it. She has a wicked sense of humour and made us laugh as she tucked into the cream cakes and orange squash.
It was truly a pleasure to meet her and we look forward to following her and seeing her fulfil her dreams – she doesn’t want much just her independence and we all agreed that she will definitely achieve that.