Help Eric and Aidan see the world

I would like you all to meet my dear friend Andrea Aleman and her two sons Eric (8) and Aidan (6).  Eric and Aidan are brothers who share all great thing in life together.  They both enjoy sports, trips, and friends.  They also share the more difficult things in life such as the journey of becoming visually impaired.  Eric and Aidan have Retinitis Pigmentosa (RP).

This means that even though they were born healthy and with normal vision, they are slowly losing their sight due to this degenerative eye disease.  These boys already are having difficulty seeing in low light and can only see the brightest stars.  This is especially heartbreaking for Andrea as she told me that they LOVE the stars.  According to their doctors, they will both be legally blind by the time they are teenagers.

Andrea would love to take her sons on a once in a lifetime "vision" trip.  She would like to fill their "vision bank" to the brim with some of the most beautiful sights in Europe-or at least in Iceland, London, Paris, Spain, and Portugal-while they can still see.  

I know that everyone who I have shared her story with has asked if they could help.  YOU CAN!  Andrea and her sons will have many challenges in the years ahead.  It would be incredible to help her give her sons this gift. 

Please consider helping Eric and Aidan.  Any amount will help.  We are trying to do this trip economically and still vision rich.  Please contact me/her/us  if you have ideas to share, contacts we can stay with, or just good wishes. 

This will be a work in progress and I will add to the wish list-below.  We will also start a blog so everyone can follow the boys on their travels.

Thank you
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