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Sitting Pretty Thanks to the Military Police Fund for Blind Children

Our son loves thumping away on the drums and enjoys banging it out on his keyboard from time to time too. Thanks to the Military Police Fund for Blind Children (MPFBC), Campbell can now do this with more ease and comfort! Campbell recently received funding from the MPFBC for a new Rifton chair. The Rifton activity chair allows Campbell, who is deaf-blind and has cerebral palsy, to sit comfortably and properly so he can focus on the task in front of him. This task might be eating, or playing, or working on crafts. The chair can be raised or lowered so he is at eye-level with a person or object. Some people may ask what a seating structure has to do with vision. Everything! It is important for children who are blind to be able to focus on looking. If Campbell struggles to sit, then he cannot focus on whatever is in front of him. We have seen real improvement in Campbell’s focus and desire to look. Without the MPFBC and his new Rifton chair, Campbell would not have this opportunity and for that we are thankful. Bertran and Joanna Labonte, military members, and parents to Campbell Labonte.

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CMPA

Canadian Military Police Association

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MPFBC

Canadian Military Police Association

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MP 75th

Canadian Military Police Association

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MPNMRR

Canadian Military Police Association