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  • Determined to See

    Posted on February 21, 2013 by in Articles

    A couple of weeks ago, I embarked on a year-long quest to heal my eyesight working with Dr. Yu at the Wellspring Clinic in Vancouver, Canada. Wellspring, which utilizes Chinese medicine, has been working with RP patients for thirteen years and has had helped a lot of people struggling with Retinitis Pigmentosa to maintain and even improve their vision.

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  • FOCUS, My Memoir About Life with Retinitis Pigmentosa is OUT!!!

    Posted on October 28, 2012 by in Articles

    When I was diagnosed with RP eight years ago, I chose the path that I felt would keep me safe: denial and hiding.

    I was scared that people would discriminate against me if they knew I was losing my eyesight. And I was petrified of showing the world that I was vulnerable. But after six years of living in the closet, I finally realized that talking openly about my degenerative eye disease was empowering and educational. I realized that if I was okay with who I was, other people would be too. And if not, so what?

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