PHOENIX — Come Sunday kids around the Valley will be combing through bushes and plants to look for Easter eggs.
And thanks to a Phoenix Police bomb squad detective, children who can’t see will also be on the hunt.
Jake Bohi donated 100 plastic beeping eggs to a local organization. It took Bohi three months to create 100 eggs, that each contain a sound emitter that helps visually impaired children track them.
The idea for the beeping eggs for blind children came about several years ago by a bomb technician on the east coast.
“He has a child who is sight-impaired and he wanted their kid to have the same opportunities as any other child,” said Bohi.
That bomb tech came up with the idea of using simple technology to create plastic Easter eggs with a beeper inside.
This is Bohi’s second time participating in the program, which has grown to the point where bomb squads across the country are creating the eggs and donating them to local organizations.
“Watching the children the first time we gave them away was priceless,” said Bohi. “Kids were hunting them down, getting on their hands on knees and finding the egg, putting it up to their ears and just the smile on their face was incredible.”
“It’s a great program, and one I’m proud to be involved with.”