My name is Talita Prince. I would like to raise funds to purchase a pair
of Enchroma Glasses for my dad, Jan Le Grange. He was born colourblind,
and these glasses will allow him to see a range of colour he could
never see before.
Since I was born my dad was always there for
me. I had Jaundice when I was a baby and he sat by my side for days
straight whilst I was undergoing light therapy, and that was just the
beginning. My dad encouraged me from a young age saying I can be
anything I want to be. What stuck was him telling me his story.
was fresh out of school with his career life in front of him. He has
always wanted to be a pilot, so he went through all the tests to see if
he would qualify. Sadly, he was refused - not because of bad grades -
because he was born colourblind. After all the hard work, he could never
follow his dream.
He always told me that story not to
discourage me, but to let me know that I can be all I want to be because
unlike him I have a chance to pursue my dreams.
I always wanted
to give my dad something to thank him for being there. The gift of
seeing colour that we so often take for granted or just don't appreciate
enough... I finally know what I need to give to my dad!