Tag: LHON

One Way To Ignite A Child's Interest In Using A White Cane

If a child (or an adult), has never encountered anyone using a white cane, I would suspect they don’t know much about it or how it’s used. Here is one way to ignite some interest and start the white cane conversation. The following is…

Blind Reflections | Chrissy Terry

I Watched My Children’s Faces Fade As I Lost My Sight | A Blind Reflection by Chrissy Terry | Two years ago on October 9, 2015, my life changed forever. I had so much going on at work that when I woke up to…

Is "Blind" A Bad Word?

I recently had one of those random encounters with a stranger that got me thinking. Thinking about the comfort – actually, the lack of comfort, that some people have when it comes to saying the word “blind”. Is “blind” a bad word? Based on…

The Girl Gone Blind Podcast Collection

A podcast collection? Yes, I just put it together! This collection contains interesting, insightful, and incredible conversations I’ve had with some fantastic people from many parts of the world. Although you can find links to a plethora of podcasts, and other good stuff, under…

Blind Reflections | Steven Reed

Reflecting on one of the best years of my life | A Blind Reflection by Steven Reed Today is my parents 46th wedding anniversary. It also happens to be the 3rd anniversary of the diagnosis of my sight loss condition, LHON, so it’s a…

Moses Of The High Street | Marc Gulwell

It took me an awful long time to even consider picking up a white cane even though I knew it would help me. There was always that stigma of finally admitting yeah, you are blind. I didn’t want to be that guy. So I…

Things I Didn’t Want To Hear In The Early Stages Of My Vision Loss

You find out that a friend or family member was just diagnosed with a condition that causes permanent vision loss. They have been told there is no current treatment or cure. They may be in crisis, totally devastated, or in shock and denial by…

GGB Mini | My Daughter Got Her License And It Was Bittersweet

My daughter got her driver’s license last week. She is so excited about her new found freedom. There’s nothing like jumping in the car to go visit friends, shop, hit the beach, or grab an iced “Peach vanilla lemonade hibiscus chai green tea, or something…

Blind Reflections | Jonathan Dator

From losing independence to gaining a life worth living | A Blind reflection by Jonathan Dator 14 years ago today I woke up with perfect 20/20 vision, played some basketball, and when I hopped into my Audi a4 that I was completely in love…

There's More To A Person Than Meets My Eyes

I get asked a lot of questions about what I can, (or can’t), see. It’s okay… I don’t mind. One question I’ve been asked is “if you’re looking right at me, what can you see?” To answer, I go into the usual spiel and explain…

Thoughts For My Child Who Now Has a Blind Parent

For my child who drives to pick up their siblings because I can’t drive. For my child who may need to arrange for a ride from a friend because I can’t give them one. For my child who says “curb!” without even realizing it when walking…

How I Solved Our Family Sock Struggle

Why do family members dislike matching socks so much? Is it just my family or what!?! I did it for years and I didn’t like it either! But, I guess I had to do it because I was the “Mom”. After losing vision, this…