Local Family Starts New Easter Tradition

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HARRISONBURG, Va. (WHSV) -- One local family has started a new tradition of helping their daughter find Easter eggs.

Hunting for the golden egg, is a family tradition for the Colemans, but, years ago their daughter Brooke couldn't search for the egg anymore.

After developing a vision impairment, it became hard for her to find the eggs.

"She enjoys doing Easter egg hunts but has a difficult time with them because she can't see whats below her and kids often get to the eggs before her," said Dawn Coleman, Brooke's mother.

Brooke still didn't want to miss out on the egg hunts. So instead, she would hide the eggs for the other children to find. Wanting her to enjoy the same fun as other kids, her family found the golden solution to let her daughter find the eggs by listening.

It is a way Brooke can go hunting for the eggs, instead of hiding them.

"The last three years she hasn't really enjoyed the egg hunts. To participate in the Easter egg hunt will probably bring tears to my eyes. And I might have to wipe a few of those away before she gets back from the egg hunt," said Coleman.

The Coleman family will still search for the golden egg, but now the big reward Easter weekend is seeing Brooke find that beeping egg.

Audible Easter egg hunts happen in other areas around the state but so far, none in the Valley.

The Coleman family hopes this will allow the tradition to continue to grow, and keep expanding to other children around the area, impacted by vision impairments.

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