How your funds help
By taking on the 100K Your Way challenge and raising funds for Vision Australia, you will enable mobility experts to provide vital support for people who are blind or have low vision to stay active and independant.
Every dollar you raise as part of 100K Your Way will help fund vital support like orientation and mobility sessions or white cane training.
Briony and Freddie's Force
Freddie was diagnosed at just two weeks of age with aniridia which affects the development of the iris and anterior segment dysgenesis. With further functional eye assessments, Freddie has been classified as legally blind.
"Freddie’s eyes will flicker sometimes, and the specialists are waiting for his eyesight to develop further to assess how much his vision is affected" Briony explains.
Jake and his partner Ashleigh’s son, Koa, was diagnosed with bilateral optic nerve hypoplasia when he was three months old and were told he has little to no vision.
“After Koa’s diagnosis we were left feeling unsure on what the next steps were. We have now been in contact with Vision Australia for three months and the support we have from them every week is incredible,” Jake explains.
Kate and Bonnie
Bonnie was diagnosed with oculomotor apraxia, a neurological disorder that causes problems with voluntary horizontal eye movement. Children with this condition have difficulty moving their eyes in a desired direction.
“We had an idea of what we thought she could see, but it was just reassuring to hear that from a professional to say yes, she can see up to 20cm, bright objects, shiny things and some advice on some things that could potentially do and activities to develop her vision further,” Kate said.
Help empower people who are blind or have low vision
About Vision Australia
Vision Australia is a leading national provider of blindness and low vision services in Australia. We work in partnership with Australians who are blind or have low vision to help them achieve the possibilities they choose in life.
We support more than 25,500 people of all ages and life stages, and circumstances. We do this through 35 Vision Australia centres in Victoria, New South Wales, the Australian Capital Territory, Queensland, South Australia and Western Australia; and through outreach programs in the Northern Territory and Tasmania.
We are a not-for-profit organisation and a major participant and partner in the international blindness community.
You can read more about Vision Australia on the website here.