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