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My sight loss journey began back in 2001 when I noticed a blurry spot in my left eye. After many doctor visits and multiple tests, I was eventually confirmed to be legally blind. This all took place the summer after high school when I was 18 years old. But, sight loss hasn't slowed me down over the years. In fact, I'm just getting started...
"Thanks for understanding and giving us ( me!) the confidence to do what I need to do for my condition. I've been visually impaired for nearly 12 years now and, while I've got a certain amount of help and support from groups & organisations, they tell me what's available but don't really follow up on how I'm getting on. What I've really needed was that extra little nudge for someone just to say keep doing what you're doing, you're doing fine, I finally found your channel a month or so ago and just want to say thanks!
"Hi Derek I just wanted to send a quick note of thanks for your lovely FB page! I follow your posts and learn new things every week. I was born with less than stellar vision and had what I felt was a pretty normal life (career, family, hobbies, etc)...My journey continues on and I plan to continue to live my life fully no matter what so thank you again for making me feel a little less alone and for keeping us updated on the technology and tips for navigating through our lives."
"Thank you for making this! My kiddo was blind from birth, and I was very lucky to have great support and this is an awesome validation for the feelings of someone who just found out their kid is VI. You rock!"