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I have asked my friends to write a story of their experiences about their child's eye condition. The most traumatic time is when you find out your child is blind whether it be bilaterally or unilaterally.

If your child is Physically challenged.....

Learning that your child is different summons up a host of emotions, including fear, anger, and self-blame. "Nobody prepares you for this possibility," says Los Angeles therapist Nancy Miller,Ph.D., author of Nobody's Perfect: Living and Growing with Children who Have Special Needs (Paul H. Brookes). She offers these suggestions for smoothing the way not just for your child but for your entire family.

Taken from Parents magazine, August 1998 issue. From the story "What's wrong with her hand?"

Read Tricia Hockley's story
to get an adults perspective of living with Microphthalmia and Coloboma.

Our Children
  • Jacob
    unilateral microphthalmia
  • Andrew and MACS
    bilateral anophthalmia
  • Kelly
    unilateral microphthalmia with other visual problems.
  • Ian
    unilateral microphthalmia, with undetermined amount of vision.
  • Steven
    unilateral microphthalmia
  • Tori
    unilateral microphthalmia, with other visual problems
  • Laurisa
    microphthalmia and anophthalmia


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