For the first time in her life, Jennifer Burt is able to wish her mom a Happy Mother’s Day thanks to a handy little technological device. This new ability has not only brought Jennifer a vast amount of joy, but her mother, Helen, sees it as the best present in the world.
When Jennifer was 19-months old, she suffered a massive epileptic seizure, which left her blind and in a coma with only a small chance of survival.
But the now-21-year-old had other plans — she intended to survive. And though for four years she did not sleep for more than 90 minutes at a time, had additional seizures, and was fed by a tube through her nose, she eventually regained her sight and some mobility in her hands and arms.
According to the Mirror, Jennifer then went on to attend a local British college, National Star, which caters to people with learning disabilities, and now she’s in her second year.
Before her attendance to the specialist college, Jennifer was only able to communicate through sound and gestures, but a program developed by the school’s speech and language team has given Jennifer the chance to share the heartwarming Mother’s Day message with her mom.
“I don’t have the words to explain how special it is to hear her say that,” Helen admitted.
“I never thought that she would ever be able to speak. The communicator is revolutionizing her world.”
Mother’s Day, also known as Mothering Sunday in the U.K., is being celebrated today in Britain, and is usually observed exactly three weeks before Easter Sunday.
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