While presenting The Big Life Fix for BBC Children in Need, Simon Reeve met Josh, who has Norrie Disease and was born blind, and heard first-hand how difficult Josh finds it to cope with the school playground.
The ‘fix’ was an especially adapted play facility that incorporated guidance paving or ‘braille for feet’ that gave Josh the confidence to play with other children.
“Meeting Josh through The Big Life Fix drove home how difficult life is for children affected by Norrie disease. There are huge obstacles in the way of many of those everyday things we take for granted for our children. Having an organisation like the Norrie Disease Foundation to raise awareness of these challenges and to provide vital support can make all the difference to the children and families affected. I’m happy to be able to support a worthwhile charity.”