Music By Laurel Jean

Music By Laurel Jean
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Wednesday, August 17, 2011

In Tune for Summer Day Camp!

Laurel playing for summer day campers

This summer, Music By Laurel Jean partnered with Dixie Land Guide Dog Users and the Association for the Blind, Charleston, SC, to bring music, education and fun to sighted students ages 4 thru 10, attending one of the City of Charleston’s summer day camps. Music was a favorite activity throughout the day!

Laurel reading to campers while Taylor waits his turn

After music time, day-campers divided into groups. Some learned about guide dogs, while others joined me for a story. The kids enjoyed watching me read with my fingers and telling me about the pictures on each page!

Taylor, a Lowcountry blind youth and an officer of Dixie Land GDU, waited patiently to demonstrate his computer technology. He also challenged the kids to a game of Uno, using cards containing both print and Braille!

Laurel and Taylor with campers

Here I am with Taylor and some of the day-campers. Taylor and I had just finished brailing the kids’ names, demonstrating our long, white canes and teaching students how to walk properly as a sighted guide for someone who is blind.

The kids even got to enjoy an ice cream social, compliments of the Dixie Land Guide Team!

Laurel, Audrey, Jerry and Miss Shirley


My thanks to Dixie Land GDU, the Association for the Blind, Miss Shirley with the City of Charleston, and Miss Patty with Creatures Around Charleston, for making me part of this special event.

Thank God, and thank you, for your ongoing prayers and support! You keep my ministry and its outreach growing and going!

Stay tuned for more posts like this one. Until next time, God bless you and keep His Song in your heart!

© 2011 by Laurel Jean Walden

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God continues to bless me with a busy and fulfilling life. Even after thirty-plus years, my music and ministry keep going and growing. Blind from birth, I am n avid user of Braille and the long, white cane, in addition to a variety of mainstream and access technology. While my blindness does not define me, I consider it to be a unique gift from God. With this gift comes my opportunity to serve as an advocate on behalf of my fellow members of the Blindness community, living and serving among blind and sighted folks of all ages, on all walks of life. To learn more about my music, ministry and outreach, please visit my Web site, and be sure to stay tuned to my Blog!