Inspirational teenager Molly Watt has been invited to speak at the prestigious American Ivy League university, Harvard. But if you want to catch her talk, you won’t have to make the 7,000-mile round trip… as Molly will also be speaking in Edinburgh next month.
19 year-old Molly is registered deaf-blind with extremely limited hearing and eyesight. During her teenage years she has posted videos on YouTube explaining what it is like to grow up with the condition.
She has been invited to speak at the International Symposium on Usher Syndrome at HarvardMedicalSchool, in HarvardUniversity, Boston in July.
Molly’s mother, Jane, explained: “Initially we had planned a flight to Edinburgh as a practice run almost for Molly and her guide dog, to see how they’d get on ahead of the journey to the US.
“But we had a request for Molly to speak at a hotel in Edinburgh, so it’s become a dual purpose trip.”
The Molly Watt Trust, founded by her mother Jane, provides a range of information, advice and equipment for people with Usher Syndrome. To date, the Trust has given out free kindles to more than 80 people and its latest initiative gives out free eyewear to people with Usher’s.
The talk takes place on Sunday, 30th March at the Best Western Kings Manor Hotel, 100 Milton Road East, Edinburgh, EH15 2NP.
If you would like to attend, or make a donation towards the airfare for Molly, her mum and her guide dog Unis to attend the event, please call 07976 808 456 or email email@example.com