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Oct 15, 2019 Beacon Stories
Rachel Luehrs describes her journey of acceptance.
Oct 11, 2019 DIY Campaign Success Stories
The Bergstein family has always been passionate about helping the Foundation Fighting Blindness.
Sep 30, 2019 Beacon Stories
Emmy Award-Winning Writer and Performer Ellen Gould Weaves her Personal Experience with Stargardts Into Her New Musical, “Seeing Stars”
Sep 20, 2019 Beacon Stories
Shawn was diagnosed with Usher syndrome at a young age. Shawn now stays involved with the blind community and participates in his local blind hockey league. In his own words, he shares his journey at the Toyota-USA Hockey Disabled Hockey Festival.
Sep 6, 2019 Beacon Stories
In honor of National Guide Dog Month this September, Davida is sharing her experience with the Guide Dog Foundation for the Blind and how she found a perfect match in her new guide dog, Chubb.
Aug 19, 2019 Beacon Stories
Jen Walker was diagnosed with retinitis pigmentosa at 14 years old and didn’t feel ready to meet others with retinal diseases until many years later. Jen now wants to connect with others and raise awareness for the fighting blindness community.
Aug 5, 2019 Beacon Stories
Hannah has always had dreams of starting her own fashion line. And despite being diagnosed with retinitis pigmentosa at the age of 15, she recently began an intimate company, Watson & Wilma.
Jul 22, 2019 Beacon Stories
13 year old Kailey Reichardt’s personal essay about her little sister Ashlyn, who was diagnosed with Leber congenital amarosis (LCA) at a young age. Kailey is a Beacon for other siblings impacted and going through similar situations.
Jul 10, 2019 Beacon Stories
Susan, who has retinitis pigmentosa, went through many tests in search of learning more about her eye disease. Once she enrolled in the My Retina Tracker® (MRT) testing program, Susan was provided with comprehensive results and a clear diagnosis, giving her clarity and hope.
Jun 21, 2019 Research Partner
Dr. Jacque Duncan, UCSF Professor of Clinical Ophthalmology, is currently working on therapies restoring vision for retinal degenerative diseases. Dr. Duncan has hope and optimism for the future that vision will be restored for those with retinal diseases, thanks in part by the Foundation’s work.