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Aug 19, 2019 Beacons of Hope
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 Beacons of Hope
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 Beacons of Hope
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 Beacons of Hope
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.
Jun 17, 2019 Beacons of Hope
Jack Hogan was diagnosed with retinitis pigmentosa at only two-and-a-half years old. But with the help of connections made with the Foundation, Jack became the first-ever recipient of the FDA-approved gene therapy known as LUXTURNA.
Jun 3, 2019 Beacons of Hope
Gertrude Weiss was one of the early Foundation Fighting Blindness investors and advocates. Diagnosed with retinitis pigmentosa, Gertrude continues to live her life to the fullest. As a longtime friend, the Foundation honored Gertrude on her 100th birthday recently.
May 20, 2019 Beacons of Hope
Jenny Schisler has retinitis pigmentosa. Jenny wants to spread awareness of what having a visual impairment really means to her and others affected by retinal degenerative diseases.
Apr 26, 2019 Beacons of Hope
Paul Castle was diagnosed with X-linked retinitis pigmentosa at the age of 16, but continued to follow his passion for art. Now Paul is a full-time artist and donates 5 percent of his art sales to the Foundation.
Oct 16, 2018 Beacons of Hope
Kai Wang was 18 months old when he was diagnosed with the condition. His parents never imagined the extraordinary journey they would take with their son when they learned he had a condition that would render him blind.