We are delighted to announce that disabled artist Sarah Ezekiel has agreed to become Lifelites newest patron.
Sarah was diagnosed with Motor Neurone Disease (MND) – a degenerative disease which affects the nervous system – in April 2000 when she was pregnant with her second child.
Despite her diagnosis, Sarah was determined not to let MND stop her doing what she loves, so when she lost the use of her hands she started using Eyegaze to create art (find out more about this technology). She is able to create beautiful pieces of art using just the movement of her eyes, and her pieces now sell all over the world.
This life changing technology also enables her to communicate and be much more independent than she would otherwise, allowing her to stay connected with the outside world.
Lifelites donates Eyegaze technology to children in hospices across the British Isles, and hopes that having Sarah as a Patron will inspire these children and their families to see what can be achieved using this incredible technology.
Sarah said: “Having used Eyegaze technology since 2010, I know that children in hospices will benefit enormously from using this technology. I think the work Lifelites does is fantastic and I’m really happy to be a part of it. I can’t wait to get started with my duties as Patron.”
Simone Enefer-Doy, Chief Executive of Lifelites said: “We are absolutely over the moon that Sarah has agreed to support Lifelites. She is an inspiration to us all and we have admired her stunning artwork for many years now. We know that her support is invaluable and we feel privileged that she has agreed to work with us to help promote the work of Lifelites.”
To find out more about Sarah, or to see her artwork, just go to her website: sarahezekiel.com, or to find out more about the Eyegaze technology, got to the Lifelites website: lifelites.org/about-us/the-technology-we-provide/eyegaze