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Second grader organizes Fun Run to help improve children's sight

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BEAVERTON, OR (KPTV) -

Ella Osborne will be the first to tell you that her glasses are very much a part of her.

The 7-year-old has had them as long as she can remember.

“It helps me see the world around me,” she explained. “If I pull them off a little things go farther away.”

At the age of 3 months, a doctor found a cataract in Ella's eye that caused amblyopia, an eye disorder that decreases her vision.

She received her prescription when she was two, though living with her vision problems has been tough, though Ella wouldn't have it any other way.

“I don't like when I don't wear them because it doesn't show my uniqueness,” she said.

Ella wants to make sure every kid gets the same opportunity as she did, so the second grader organized her first vision Fun Run at her school track at Bonny Slope Elementary.

“Because people at my school like to run, I came up with a Fun Run,” she explained. “Some people struggle in school and that's not a good idea because school is supposed to be fun and not hard.”

In May, all of the money will go to KEX Kids Fund, an organization that provides students with free eye exams, classes and hearing aids.

Ella's vision in improving with the proper treatment she's received, and now she's focused on continuing to help her classmates as long as she can.

“I'm going to do it until 5th grade here,” she said. “And then, if I don't have too much homework in high school and middle school I'll do it then.”

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