There was a day I remember in particular, it was a difficult day.
A couple of weeks prior we had just been told that our little boy was ‘different’, and we were yet to learn what exactly that would mean.
After an appointment with a specialist our worst nightmares were confirmed. Our little boy had a congenital vision condition, one that would likely restrict him greatly in his life to come.
I went home and lay down next to him, my Alfie. I looked at him quietly sleeping, blissfully unaware that there was so much fear and stress present around him.
I thought about his life ahead, I was scared. Life was hard enough without any further disadvantages, and if the things we read were true, he would have a lot of big challenges to overcome.
That day I silently made a promise to him. I promised him that I would fight for him my entire life. That I would always look for a secondary path, a path that would allow Alfie to overcome his challenges.
I promised him that no matter how he wanted to live his life, I would be there to navigate it with him. Together, we would exceed expectations and smash limitations.
I will be producing a film for Alfie ‘True Vision’, which is the first step in showing what is possible. I can’t wait for him (and all of you) to meet the incredible woman who will be sharing her story.