About Eva and Duke
Eva and Duke were born severely premature at 23 and 22 weeks gestation and were micro preemie babies. Both spent over 150 days in the hospital and have had their own individual course of health care. But both being born so early, each came with their own possibilities of difficult heath conditions.
Both children are considered legally blind and as they were growing up and learning how to read and speak, we wanted our children to learn ʻōlelo Hawaiʻi or Hawaiian Language, we also saw the opportunity to learn braille. However, we realized there were no Hawaiian language books in braille. Thus this project came to fruiting where we wanted to create multi-sensory books for disabled children, especially indigenous children who have no access to other resources to improve their learning.