9-year-old Charlotte boy customizes Christmas cards with Braille for fundraiser

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — A 9-year-old boy who has been blind since birth is taking an extra step to customize Christmas cards that are part of a fundraising effort for the S.E.E. After School Program.

Hudson Weisner attends the program at the Sardis Presbyterian Church in Charlotte. There, program directors say he and other children who are blind learn about technology that helps them finish their homework and enjoy fun activities.

During the pandemic, Weisner has also been taking part in virtual activities, but he’s getting hands on with this particular project.

The S.E.E. program is selling Christmas cards online to raise money for the program, but Weisner added his own touch to the cards. His cards include the words ‘Happy Holidays’ in Braille.

“Braille is the way blind people write and that’s how I do it,” said Weisner, showing us the process he goes through to make these cards.

“I have watched Hudson grow over the years and I really feel blessed to be able to watch these kids grow,” said Alli Romero, S.E.E. Program Director.

Romero has a simple Christmas wish and Weisner is lending a helping hand.

“Hopefully these cards reach out to people who don’t know about our program,” said Romero.

If you’d like to purchase a pack of cards, you can click HERE.

You also can learn more about the S.E.E. program by clicking HERE.