I took a chance and told the world

One year ago today, I told the world the real truth about my vision loss.

One year ago today, I told the world about being recently diagnosed with LHON – Lebers Hereditary Optic Neuropathy.

   One year ago today, my blog was born!   Happy Birthday Girl Gone Blind!

GGB-b-dayI want to celebrate this day by thanking my family, friends, and LHON family for supporting my blog! The tears and laughter (and F-Bombs) we have shared were more than I ever expected when I posted that first blog and hoped somebody would read it! I had 20,000 hits on my site in the last year and that just blows me away! Every person that stops by GGB is giving me a moment of their time… what a gift!

I absolutely must give extra warm and fuzzy hugs to my dear friend and website designer, Miko Radcliffe. Her patience (I can be the biggest pain in the ass), knowledge, and talents has given GGB a purposeful life!  A life that helps steer me towards whatever the universe has planned. I can never thank her enough….never. 

I took a chance and told the world…now Girl Gone Blind is one-year-old! I hope you stick around for another year in my unexpected life!

imageNow, let’s eat cupcakes…with that sugary buttercream frosting of course! …xo

5 Comments on “I took a chance and told the world

  1. You have sent us all one year of joy, inspiration, hope, laughter (lots), hope and determination to meet the challenges of life. Thank you for GGB Blog. Prayers for a cure for you, my son and others.

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    • Dearest Sheila,
      Thank you so much! Knowing that my blog has helped others is also a real gift! We are all praying for a cure/Treatment, and I just feels like there will be one. If not in my lifetime, then for our children, affected or carriers. xo

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  2. HEY MARIA. GOOD FOR YOU…. CONGRATS TO YOU AND THANKS FOR SHARING AND MAKING ME LAUGH AND SMILE AND SOMETIMES EVEN CRY… KEEP UP THE GREAT WORK AND ALL THE BEST TO YOU ALWAYS MY DEAR SWEET FRIEND…… WISH I COULD BE THERE TO HELP YOU EAT THOSE WONDERFUL LOOKING CUPCAKES AND CAKE….. DID YOU MAKE THEM? LOL… ALL THE BEST TO YOU…. SEE YOU CAN DO IT……… TAKE CARE..

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    • Dearest Lisa,
      Thank you for sharing your blind girl journey with me! Your mom was so right in knowing to connect us!! 🙂 me, Bake A cake??? Ha ha! Maybe after a few months of blind cooking lessons I will attempt it! We will eat cupcakes together one day.. I’m sure… Even if their store bought! xO

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  3. Starting your blog is probably the best thing you could have done for yourself and others. The awareness you have brought to others like myself, and the support you have given to other people with LOHN is beyond measure. Keep up the great work.
    Oh yeah…one more thing … the other day I was driving and the car in front of me had a LHON window sticker. I wanted to get the guys attention and say, “I know what that is … do you know about Girl Gone Blind?” He never looked my way at the stoplights dam!

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