Akira is blind with no light perception



Her O&M teacher said that "Akira, took to her belt cane like a duck to water."

Before belt cane

January 21, 2019

Forty-two-month old Akira has little interest in activities.


Passive hokey pokey.

Akira's teacher pulls her to stand, moves her legs and arms.

With belt cane

March 28, 2019

First steps

Interactive play appropriate to the location.


Akira attempted to put her belt cane on by herself. She wants to play with a riding toy.

Akria is interacting with her teacher, requesting milk, reaching out to touch the wall, and working the buttons on the toy.

April 22, 2019

She is having fun, standing on her own two feet.

June 21, 2019

Akira asks, "wanna walk?" and begins walking on her own. She walking to the braille room, under her own steam.

Five months of belt cane

Akira is an active participant in her braille lesson.