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#FeelGoodFriday : Charlotte's unexpected vision loss left her feeling down, but building a sense of community has changed the way she sees!
“RSBC changed my life completely. Before joining I was a quiet, unemployed and under-confident girl who didn’t know what to do with her life or how to deal with sudden sight loss.” RSBC introduced 22 year old Charlotte to other blind and partially sighted young people, which boosted her confidence and social life. Our Employability team then began supporting Charlotte to look for work and now she's been offered a job.
Charlotte says “I would not be where I am today without RSBC, in a full-time apprenticeship with the Home Office, more confident than ever, with more friends and most of all, a voice for myself and other vision impaired people.” Read Charlotte’s story by clicking the link in our bio.
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Khushgree is just over a year old. His parents travelled all the way from Raipur in the central Indian state of Chhattisgarh only to learn that their child’s lost vision could not be restored. Khushgree was born prematurely and became needlessly blind from retinopathy of prematurity because he didn't receive screening for the condition in the neonatal intensive-care unit where he was being cared for. In this rehabilitation room, Khushgree does not even react to a light shining on his eyes. The Trust is working to increase awareness of retinopathy of prematurity and develop programmes and detect and treat the condition. This photo was taken as part of the #TimetoSee exhibition by @PoulomiBasu #WorldPrematurityDay#WPD2017#Avoidableblindness#Blindness#Vision#India#Childhoodblindness#RetinopathyofPrematurity#ROP
One of the perks of sharing a studio with the lovely @margaret_london is we get given unidentifiable bottles of booze every so often. I lost the sight in one eye for an hour after swigging this one. #whiskylove#whiskylife
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A determined mother is hoping to raise £58,000 for pioneering treatment for her son who was born without eyes.
Archie Innes, aged ten months, was born with a rare genetic disorder that has left him 'black blind', hearing impaired and needing feeding from a tube.
He has SOX2 syndrome, where babies are born with abnormal development of the eyes and other parts of the body.
'Black blind' is a term used to describe those who cannot see anything, whatsoever, meaning little Archie's entire world is dark.
But pioneering treatment – not currently available on the NHS – may one day allow him be able to see the world through robotic eyes.
The brave infant was also diagnosed with severe motor delay which means he finds it hard to lift his head up.
Mother-of-two Fiona Gould, who lives in Sydney, Australia, but is originally from Kent, has raised more than £6,000 in just two days to fund the pioneering sight treatment in the US.
The 40-year-old said: 'Our ophthalmologist has suggested that in ten years time they will be able to plug something into the back of the brain that will enable him to see images.
'That is what is being developed at the moment, so we are hoping that we can afford to give him that treatment, but it's going to be expensive.
There are not many children that are black blind – most children can see something – but he has a prosthetic in one eye but not the other.
'He's my miracle man, he is a truly amazing little boy and he's doing really well.' We were shocked
Fiona Gould and Archie's father Steve found out that their baby would have no eyes when she was 33 weeks pregnant.
'That brought a lot of shock and anxiety about how he'd be,' said Fiona. 'In the end, his blindness became the best case scenario because of all the complications which come with his condition.
There were lots of other things that happened and even today every day is a new challenge, but he's a really interesting little boy.'
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Join us for a free Vision Seminar in the #TriangleNC area on Saturday, December 2! Featured speakers will share the latest information on retinal disease treatments, clinical trials, research advancements, genetic testing and more.
Register at: www.FightBlindness.org/TriangleVisionSeminar
From childhood's hour I have not been
As others were; I have not seen
As others saw; I could not bring
My passions from a common spring.
From the same source I have not taken
My sorrow; I could not awaken
My heart to joy at the same tone;
And all I loved, I loved alone.
Then- in my childhood, in the dawn
Of a most stormy life- was drawn
From every depth of good and ill
The mystery which binds me still:
From the torrent, or the fountain,
From the red cliff of the mountain,
From the sun that round me rolled
In its autumn tint of gold,
From the lightning in the sky
As it passed me flying by,
From the thunder and the storm,
And the cloud that took the form (When the rest of Heaven was blue)
Of a demon in my view.
by Edgar Allan Poe
#art#blackandwhite#acryl#canvas#oldwork#blindness#fear and #anger#poetry#life#sacrifice#salvation#demon#lovecraft#creepy#wallofdeath#smoke
Blind Beauty Issue #10 | Maribel Steel
“As every artist knows and experiences, with persistence comes the magic of completion and the joy of accomplishment. Losing my sight gradually over thirty-five years has given me time to develop a clearer vision of who I am, so I also design presentations as a creative way to share my insights on the journey towards blindness.” ~Maribel Steel
Description: Featured image is a mock magazine cover titled Blind Beauty. Closeup of Maribel on the cover smiling for the camera, in black crew neck top and multi-colored beaded necklace, her long hair cascading over her shoulders while she stands in front of a blue painting.
Blocks of text superimposed on Maribel's photo are: “Bold | She Keeps Pressing Onward,” “Blind | She Has Deeper Insight,” “Beautiful | She Sees To The Heart Of Others”
„What I have in front of my eyes can be compared to what you feel in your hand, on your knee, or your cheek” (Monika, completely blind person). My work on „Blind fields” exhibition. /////////////Wystawa jest podsumowaniem blisko rocznego projektu, w ramach którego zebraliśmy kilkadziesiąt opisów pól niewidzenia, czyli tego, co ma przed oczami osoba niewidoma. Inspirowane opisami obiekty, filmy, grafiki i zdjęcia zaprezentowane zostały w formie wystawy oraz „Atlasu pól niewidzenia”. #mywork#polaniewidzenia#exhibition#blindness#blacksquare#things#objects#touch#wizualnieoniewidzeniu#zsiedzibawwarszawie
Do not always believe everything a person says. Look closely their might be clues as to what they really need. Its better to be frank and ask them about something that’s bugging you. If they really love you you’ll know it without them saying it. Actions always speak louder than words.
These three babies at Lahore General Hospital were born prematurely, and #Pakistan has the fourth-highest rate of premature #births in the world.
Babies born prematurely are at risk of #blindness from Retinopathy of Prematurity and need to be regularly checked in their first few months.
It’s something we’re actively working to address, on International #Prematurity Awareness Day.
Oh be careful little mouth what you speak.
My eyes look like I’ve been crying, rather they are red from tiredness, from stress, from so much.
In a few short months I’ll be 50. I can’t believe I’m as old as I am. It is just a number and doesn’t define me.
Every small wrinkle has been earned and though I’m not where I want to be, I continue to press towards the goals and desires God put in my heart long ago.
No makeup. Just raw, real, and I’m good with it. You see all the flaws and imperfections but this is the face God gave me and I love it.
Right now I’m stuck on Days 10 & 11 of Nick Ortner’s book, Manifesting Your Greatest Destiny. I did EMDR yesterday with my therapist on some things I did EFT with.
It’s really stirring in me some very ugly things I’ve subconsciously held onto, keeping me really stuck, frozen, unable to progress.
Through this frustration, I am asking God to reveal to me my blindness and let me see so I can face those demons head on and defeat them.
I’ve allowed them to reside buried deep in my subconscious and they must go. Time to clean out the muck and free myself from that enslavement.
What are you stuck on and can’t seem to get past no matter what? It’s not going to be pretty getting unstuck, but the alternative is not being all that you can be, just existing and grasping at temporary happiness that quickly fades.
Time marches on whether we like it or not. Let’s not waste it. Each day is a precious gift from God.
ALON // dir: @paulnevison - a mother in a poor community fights to give her children a future. Link in bio. Thx to Paul for being such a 🔥 director and to @calebware for being a beast of a one man production team.
#Painting#Photographer#PeteEckert creates his images from sound, touch, and memory. His light painting images evoke a feeling of emotional connection that few photographers are able to capture. Pete sees his images in a slightly #different way that most people, he only sees them in his mind’s eye. Many light painters imagine the final image in their mind before and during the creation process, we lay down the layers of light to create what we have in our minds and then we check the final composition. Pete Eckert is a little different than most light painters and that is because he is totally #blind . He doesn’t have the luxury of being able to check the image he must rely on feeling and intuition to know his final composition is right. Pete does see the image he is creating, maybe even more clearly than a sighted person could, because he sees it vividly in his Mind’s #Eye . Pete didn’t take #photography seriously until he lost his sight. He trained in sculpture and industrial design and planned to study #architecture at #Yale University that was until he was diagnosed with Retinitis Pigmentosa. Pete discovered light painting photography in 2000 while searching for artistic ways to depict #blindness . His light painting work has been exhibited on an International level and he was the grand prize winner of the Artist Wanted “Exposure” Contest in 2008. Read the full Light Painting Photography interview with Pete and check out some of his beautiful images below, and for even more images and information view Pete’s website http://www.peteeckert.com
The Big Three 🙌🏼🙌🏼🙌🏼
As my Retina rotation comes to an end, I reflect on how much these eye injections have helped millions of people all over the world maintain or even improve their vision instead of becoming blind. I will also miss injecting these on a daily basis!
ESPAÑOL👁👁: Los Tres Grandes 🙌🏼🙌🏼🙌🏼Ya que casi se acaba mi rotación en Retina, reflexiono en lo mucho que han ayudado estas inyecciones de ojo a lo largo del mundo en mantener o hasta mejorar la vista de millones de personas en vez de quedar ciegos. ¡También voy a echar mucho de menos poner estas inyecciones a diario!