Happy Holidays from Lighthouse!
A painting by Raphaela of two Reindeer heads, one is Rudolph with a red nose

All of us at Lighthouse Central Florida, including the extraordinary clients we serve, like Raphaela, wish you a wonderful holiday season filled with laughter, love and joy!

We are so grateful for your support and dedication to our mission.

Happy Holidays!



Artist's Profile

Portrait of Raphaela

Meet Raphaela! She’s a happy five year old with an infectious laugh and a determined spirit. Like most children her age, Raphaela is full of curiosity and creativity. She loves to make crafts and express herself through art.

Raphaela has an eye condition that causes her vision to blur and makes it difficult for her to focus on images and objects around her. At Lighthouse, Raphaela is taught to make the best use of her remaining vision.

Her Lighthouse mentor, Martha, teaches Raphaela and her parents the techniques and skills necessary to keep pace with the development of her sighted peers.

During a recent art session, Raphaela jumped ‘feet-first’ into the holiday season (and some tempera paint) to create two fun and whimsical reindeer—a traditional symbol of Santa Claus and the spirit of Christmas.

The support that YOU provide to Lighthouse allows us to serve children like Raphaela and create for them a world of wonder. For this, we and those we serve, remain eternally grateful!

Thank YOU! All the best for the holiday season!

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