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The Challenge

A Series on How People Affected by Retinal Diseases Adjust to Continual Vision Loss

Rachel Weeks — On the Run

Rachel Weeks and her guide, Kelly Griego, at a marathon qualifying raceWhile growing up, Rachel Weeks was extremely active. She swam, rode horses and joined the cheerleading squad, among other activities. Then she went off to college to become a pharmacist. But something was wrong. Her vision was failing, especially at night. A visit to the eye doctor revealed that the cause appeared to be retinitis pigmentosa. Only coupled with the hearing impairment she’d had since childhood, it was something even rarer—Usher syndrome.
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The Challenge

A Series on How People Affected by Retinal Diseases Adjust to Continual Vision Loss

John Corneille – Out of the Closet

John Corneille and his wife, Pam, get ready to hit the road on their tandem bike.Seven years ago, John Corneille’s world was crumbling. “I almost hit rock bottom,” the 54-year-old recalls. He’d recently left his law firm, his marriage was in jeopardy, and he could no longer hide that he had retinitis pigmentosa. “It was bad enough where I had to check myself into a school for the blind, in Chicago. I stayed there, from January to May.”
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The Challenge

A Series on How People Affected by Retinal Diseases Adjust to Continual Vision Loss

Alice Bartlett – Back on That Horse

His name is Battle. He’s an Arabian, stands more than 15 hands (or 5 feet) tall and weighs 1,000 pounds. He’s been with Alice Bartlett since his birth 26 years ago, and she’s been riding him since he was 2.

Alice, by the way, is legally blind.
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The Challenge

A Series on How People Affected by Retinal Diseases Adjust to Continual Vision Loss

Eye on the Cure x Dress-Lace Inc Mini Skater Lace Dress

Eye on the Cure x Dress-Lace Inc Mini Skater Lace Dress – Coral / Long Sleeves

Wear this Eye on the Cure x http://dress-lace.com/ exclusive mini skater lace dress when you want to draw lots of positive attention to yourself. It is expertly crafted from high quality fabric with close attention to all of the details that make this one of our most popular skater dresses. Choose your favorite color between coral and mint green. The dress features a rounded neckline with a vee shaped cutout at the front and center. The bodice is unembellished and cut into a regular configuration that is true to size. The dress has long sleeves. There is a wide, matching band at the waistline. The skirt portion of this dress is cut into a perfect circle and has a moderate amount of fullness for a short, flirty look. It is machine washable in warm water and may be tumbled dry on a low temperature setting. The hemline is mini length, ending at the upper thigh area of the leg. This lace dress is available for purchase in sizes Small, Medium, Large and Extra-Large.