Just three weeks after his arrival into the world, Vance was diagnosed with Norrie Disease, a rare genetic disorder that causes complete blindness in both eyes. This disease often comes with hearing impairment, developmental delays, mental challenges and behavioral abnormalities.

As a career military family, parents to three other young children and newcomers to the Mt. Washington area, Brandon and Emily were used to dealing with change, but Vance’s disabilities presented a new challenge.

Kosair Charities’ contributions of resources and professionals have helped the Lovett’s care for their son, who now attends Visually Impaired Preschool (a Kosair Charities Supported Agency). Sensory issues, communication and anxiety with new experiences are currently his biggest struggles, but Emily says that Vance has a wonderful sense of humor and loves to laugh and play with his brother and sisters.

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