Guest-written by Deborah Scott.
Our daughter, Olivia was 5 years old when she was diagnosed with a blinding eye disease called retinitis pigmentosa (RP).
It was difficult for us to comprehend what that diagnosis really meant.
As a parent, you never get over the impact of learning that there is so much more to vision loss than losing your sight.
You understand immediately how it’s going to affect your child’s education, her relationships, and her employment. That’s overwhelming and it’s not easy.
We do, however, consider ourselves lucky because over the past 11 years, the Foundation Fighting Blindness (FFB) community has taught us how to talk openly with Olivia about her blinding eye disease.
We’re grateful that there is so much more to the FFB than just research.
The FFB and their donors give us, and more importantly our daughter, hope.
You can give hope to even more families affected by vision loss by making a gift to the FFB today.
AND now there’s also more to your donation because a generous donor is going to double it up to a total of $40,000!
That means that a $25 gift becomes a $50 gift, $50 becomes $100 and $75 will be $150. Your donation will to do more and have a bigger impact on people’s lives.
You can double your donation here: ffb.ca/more-2-it-donate/
Thank you, on behalf of the one million Canadians living with vision loss, for your gracious support.
Together we can create a future without blindness.