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I have a special request for my friend Madeleine who has lost most of her sight. She has just enough vision to get around her house, and in bright light, like out doors, she can get around if she is careful. However, she can not even recognize faces, as by the time she is close enough to see features, she is so close she can't put the whole face together. You can read more about her here.
My request is that if you have any books on CD that you are willing to part with, could I entice you to send them to me to pass on to her? She is terribly bored, having lost her ability to create her wonderful wood vases, bowls, etc., to read, to drive, to take a walk, to cook (other than the most simple sandwiches or such), all the things that are second nature to most of us. I'm sure that if her vision does not improve with surgeries that are planned, she will begin training to live with this, but for now, she is caught up in limbo and just terribly bored. Her worst days are those when her husband must travel for his job. He has been able to cut this down to a couple days a week, but can't completely stop it. She is home alone, and while there is a little army of neighbors and friends who are on the schedule to cook for her, drive her if necessary, or just keep her company for a while, it is tough for her to keep herself busy. She is devouring all the books on CD at the library, and I'm also searching other nearby libraries for resources. I do not know her taste as yet, I'm looking for just about anything to help her get through the days.
If you can do this, it would be so much appreciated. Send me an email at email@example.com, and I will give you my physical address for mailing. I will even do my best to return them to you if you want them back. Honestly, I can't promise, but barring some strange mishap, I should be able to do so. Be sure your name is on the CD case, and your return address in my hands if you want them back. If not, I'll let Madeline keep them or donate them to the library as she wishes.