Visually Impaired Green River Girl Gets Special Easter Egg Hunt

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By Ellen Fike, Cowboy State Daily

A Green River girl got the chance to participate in a special Easter egg hunt this week with the Sweetwater County Sheriff’s Department.

Braylie Blair, 5, is visually impaired, so the sheriff’s department decided to create an egg hunt that would be just for her, according to a social media post. They used electronic eggs that beep to allow visually impaired children to find eggs by hearing them rather than seeing them.

“This morning, our hearts are full!” the department wrote in the post.

The egg hunt took place on Thursday, with Baylie finding tons of eggs and getting plenty of goodies in time for Easter. Hopefully, the Easter bunny won’t mind her head start on the weekend holiday.

“Spoiler alert: I think we had even more fun spoiling her than she did finding the eggs. Thanks for visiting! Happy Easter!” the department wrote on social media Thursday.

The Sweetwater Bomb Squad helped assemble the eggs in time for Baylie’s hunt.

The eggs came from the International Association of Bomb Technicians and Investigators, which established the Rachel Project in 2005.

The project was created after a bomb technician wanted to find a way to allow his blind daughter to participate in Easter egg hunts like other physically-able children.

The eggs also teach visually impaired children mobility and location skills.

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