Edith Lemay and Sebastien Pelletier were born and live in Canada, but now they travel the world for a holy cause. They want their children to be filled with images and memories before they lose their sight completely.
Their youngest daughter, Mia, developed some vision problems and they visited a doctor. He motivated him to do special tests, and the rest of their children, 4 in total, because he suspected that the problem was genetic and not something that would be solved with medication.
Indeed, the children were found to have a rare disease called retinitis pigmentosa, a disease that usually causes total vision loss by adulthood.
So they made the big decision to do something for their children. After first teaching them the basic skills to be able to take care of themselves when they find themselves without their sight they started planning trips to places where the children should have seen in their life.
They wanted to be filled with images and memories before darkness covered everything.
Until then the couple had not traveled anywhere mainly due to work commitments, but they took the risk and sacrificed things, for the most important thing in a parent’s life. Their children.
And despite the obstacles that the pandemic and restrictive measures put in their way, they succeeded after going around almost the entire planet.
“We focus on the sights,” explains Pelletier. “We also focus a lot on fauna and flora. We have seen incredible animals in Africa, but also in Turkey and elsewhere. So we’re really trying to get them to see things they wouldn’t see in their home country and have the most incredible experiences.”
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