Welcome to the Michigan Chapter of the Foundation Fighting Blindness
Hello, my name is Kathy Marcath, new president for the Michigan Chapter of The Foundation Fighting Blindness. We have had some amazing people fill this role since its inception in the early 1970’s. Much has been accomplished since then resulting in FFB being at the threshold of major breakthroughs.
At my first Visions Conference many years ago, I heard Dr. Steven Rose say with conviction, that FFB will not stop research upon finding treatments for retinal degenerative eye diseases but will continue till we find full restoration of sight! I’ll never forget that most inspiring statement of hope. I believe, and our chapter members, believe that we are entering the era of sight restoration.
A new era of research is also breaking way with clinical trails and new treatments that are making history. Research teams are working around the world and around the clock. They are pioneering research in: cell biology, drug delivery, clinical and pre-clinical study, genetics, gene therapy, retinal cell transplantation, retinal implants and pharmaceutical and nutritional therapies. The collaborations of scientists, research institutions, hospitals, local FFB chapter members and VisionWalk are working together to provide preventions, treatments and cures of retinal degenerative eye diseases. That is great news! There are volumes of information and inspiration on the FFB web site www.blindness.org
The FFB web site is full of information and inspiration:
- Our Mission and Impact
- Retinal Diseases – what they are, the symptoms, treatments, testing and more
- New and Research – articles on the topics, technical in depth articles
- Resources and Support – living with vision loss successfully, resources for specialists and more
- Join the Fight – how you can join us together to stomp out blindness
- Eye on Cure - a blog covering the world of retinal diseases
If you live in Michigan and are affected, or know someone affected, we want to connect with you. Tell us how we can help. Share your thoughts and ideas; we want to know!
If you provide resources connect with me today. We are in the process of building a strong support team and we want you to be part of it. Our members want to know who you are and what services or products you provide.
The Michigan Chapter is here to lend support to you, your family and friends. It is a new era where restoration of sight is on the horizon. Connect today!
Together living in a brighter world!