Kingwood church steps in to help girl who's deaf and blind

KINGWOOD, TX (KTRK) -- Imagine living in a world without sight or sound. That's life for an 11-year-old deaf and blind girl in Kingwood. Now the community is rallying around her family.

Lauren Daley requires a highly trained, skilled specialist who serves as her bridge to the rest of the world. That intervener costs $1,000 a week.

This year, the Kingwood Church of Christ decided the proceeds from its annual harvest to holidays gift market and silent auction will go to Lauren's educational needs. Her mother Caroline Daley says the intervener is essential to her development.

"I think her world without the intervener is scary and alone and confusing," Caroline Daley said.

Right now, there are just 750 deaf and blind children in Texas.
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