First beeping Easter egg hunt comes to Waynesboro


Catching fish, riding horses and making crafts are typical hobbies for a 17-year-old.

But Teagan Russ is not your average teen. She was born visually-impaired – and just two years ago, she lost her ability to walk.

“It doesn’t hold her back at all, said her mother, Melissa Russ. “She participates in as much as she wants to, including horseback riding. She has fully straight A’s, she does braile in school, she’s getting ready for college.”

This Easter, Teagan’s mother brought an idea to Waynesboro that not only her daughter could enjoy, but also other visually-impaired children.

“As a parent of a visually-impaired child, you want to include them in as many things, events as you can,” she said.

The first beeping Easter egg hunt in Waynesboro was held on Sunday, and over 40 high-tech eggs were donated to make it possible. Teagan said she remembers Easter egg hunts being a difficult task when she was younger.

“I would maybe walk right past an egg that was the same color as something it was on, or in, and I didn’t see it,” she said.

But with a strong support system, Teagan continues to stay positive.

“You can do anything you want,” she added. “It might just take a little more work, and if anyone tells you that you can’t do it, that is your motivation to tell them that you are able and they are wrong.”

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