The nice gesture
of solidarity of the students of this British primary school: to support little
Max, four years old and visually impaired, his classmates wear a high-visibility
vest in the school yard. A gesture of sympathy is that allows Max
Thompson to participate in games with his school friends.
refuse that Max's disability prevents him from playing in the school yard. On
the advice of their teacher, students at Trade Forest Elementary School in
Lancashire, UK, wear a high-visibility safety
vest for Max, who has nystagmus, an eye condition that prevents
them to see properly, can distinguish them in the school yard. A nice gesture
of solidarity, reported Thursday, December 11 by The Mirror.
A little boy
fighting his handicap
His nystagmus was
diagnosed when Max was two years old. Max's four-year-old mother admires her
son's courage: "Max fights every day against a very high sensitivity to
light and darkness. He is medically considered partially blind, which makes it
difficult for him to do certain everyday activities, such as getting dressed.
But it's a little boy full of self-confidence who does not let his disability hold
him back, "she says daily.
things that help Max make all the difference"
His illness will
never fade; there is no cure for nystagmus. But Max's mom says that her son's
primary school does everything to relieve him: "The school was great. Her
illness will not improve, but those little things that help Max make all the
difference. He uses an IPod in class, connected to an interactive whiteboard,
and the school painted white lines on the school's steps and sidewalks to help
him navigate. And at recess, he chooses two comrades to wear a reflective
vest, so they can see and have fun with them. "