For those of you who have not read our previous posts about Millie-Mae, we would like to introduce you to the most inspirational person we have encountered here at MPA.

We first met Millie-Mae when we were approached to support the fundraising efforts of her family through the MPA Charitable Foundation. They were raising funds to purchase a BrailleNoteTouch tablet and a HDMI 7inch Monitor to help Millie Mae at school, and we were delighted to help.

Millie-Mae was born with a rare, inherited eye condition called Leber’s Amaurosis which results in severe vision loss at an early age. The BrailleNoteTouch is a certified braille tablet specifically designed for use by blind and visually impaired individuals. Having the tablet has enabled Millie-Mae to use Google, e-mail, audio books and many other apps, helping her to access the curriculum at her secondary school and support her growing independence.

Her positive attitude, determination and hard work has enabled Millie-Mae to thrive in her studies and we were delighted to hear the news that she achieved a trio of great A level results with an A in Sociology, B in History and C in English. This is a remarkable achievement.

A levels are challenging for most students, but alongside her studying, Millie-Mae has found the time to assist The Guide Dogs UK Charity in promoting the use of technology for children and young people aged 11-18 who are visually impaired.

Her fantastic results have earned Millie-Mae a well-deserved place at Warwick University where she will be studying Sociology. Everyone at MPA believes that Warwick are fortunate to have her as an undergraduate. We are sure she will continue to be an inspiration to all!

Huge congratulations to Millie-Mae!