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Getting Personal at VISIONS 2012

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John Corneille at VISIONS 2012
I work for FFB, as its director of gift planning, but I also actually have a retinal disease – something called retinitis pigmentosa, or RP. Although I was diagnosed at age 5, I didn’t discover I had RP till I was 18, partly because my parents didn’t want the disease to hold me back in any way.

And, in fact, it didn’t. I played varsity football and baseball in high school, then went off to college and law school and have been practicing law ever since. I’ve also been happily married, to my beautiful wife, Pam, for about 30 years and have two wonderful, full-grown daughters.

But all this time, I’ve been progressively losing my vision.

To help kick of my blogging efforts at the VISIONS 2012 conference, here are some more details, on video, from my story:

– John Corneille

8 Responses to 'Getting Personal at VISIONS 2012'

  1. Matt says:

    Thanks for sharing John, I look forward to the other videos you will be posting from the conference!

  2. Charmain says:

    Thank you for sharing! I also live with RP and can relate to everything you’ve said!

  3. Lynn says:

    Thanks John. You give me hope that RP can mean doors opening, not closing.

  4. Roy says:

    John, you had mentioned in your Visions video a place in Chicago that you went to for cane and computer training. I am interested in similar training. Could you provide additional information on this, and other similar facilities?


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