Tag: LHON

Blind Reflections | Alison Fordham

A Tattoo Tribute To My Mom | A Blind Reflection By Alison Fordham In 2016, my Mom lost her vision. First in one eye, and then the other. After endless appointments, testing, and waiting for many months, she was diagnosed with LHON. She is…

I’m A Bad _______ – But It’s Not Because I’m Blind! | Blind Beader

I don’t know what it is, but I run across many people in my daily life who assume that blind people are super dependent on others for every little life task, or can do anything and everything extraordinarily well.  To muddy the waters even…

Are Fireworks Worth My Time – Now That I’m Legally Blind?

After the Fourth of July celebration here in the states, someone said to me, “You know, if I couldn’t see the fireworks show, I probably wouldn’t go. Is it hard for you to sit there while everyone else watches the fireworks?”. I said, “Well,…

Staying In The Fight For My Life Without Sight.

There’s been a lot of talk about mental health in the news lately. From celebrity deaths to kids who take guns to school with no plans to come out alive. You can’t help but wonder what was going through their minds. How did they…

How He Sees – A Sister's Insight Into Her Brother's Sight Loss | Shannon Elliott

    Imagine.     Imagine living your life normally and then all of a sudden losing your vision.      Imagine being 25, living on your own, working at your dream job, being seven hours away from your family and becoming legally blind. …

Blind Reflections | Jonathan Dator

Adventures In Being Legally Blind | A Blind Reflection By Jonathan Dator This winter I was up in Boston at the Copley Place Mall shopping for a leather jacket. When I found one I really liked the employee working at the store said, “But….that’s…

Doctor, I’m Going Blind. Why Won’t You Talk To Me? | Eleanor Lew

Years ago, when my nephew was a toddler, I was crouching in the kitchen, searching for something in the floor cabinet. After finding what I needed, I quickly straightened and cracked the top of my head on the opened upper cabinet door. Ouch! My little nephew…

5 Benefits Of Sharing Your Sight Loss Story

So, you’re legally blind. Were you born blind or did you lose sight at a later age? Is it a big deal in your life, or Is it easy to ignore? Has sight loss made you a stronger person? Have you broken down barriers so…

Blind Reflections | Justin Holland

It was just another day on Twitter when Justin Holland decided to search the hashtag, “#LHON”, to see what would pop up. You see, he also has Lebers Hereditary Optic Neuropathy (LHON), just like me. Well, whose tweets do you think popped up? Yep….

Blind Reflections | Dawn McCormick

I Had To Tell My Son He Was Going Blind | A Blind Reflection By Dawn McCormick | In February 2010, Joe McCormick was a happy, healthy 17 year old high school senior when he was diagnosed with Lebers Hereditary Optic Neuropathy (LHON). LHON…

Giving Up The Key Because I Couldn't See

Traveling back through your life’s timeline is easy – thanks to “Facebook memories”. Scrolling through the pictures and posts is fun and it allows you to reminisce about the good times. But, what about the not so good times? Facebook serves those up too….

5 Things To Do When Anxiety Has A Grip On You

Living with vision loss can also mean living with anxiety. This I know. There were a lot of things I took for granted when I was fully sighted. Being able to see who, or what, was around me was one of them. Not having…