2018 – What will you hold?

With the New Year upon us, the quandary of what it holds stands in front of us. 2017 sure had it’s up s and downs and through it all, my family is closer, stronger and more connected than ever before.   2017 held my diagnosis, declaration of being Legally Blind and the exceptionally difficult adjustments, […]

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Legally Blind (Not Blonde)

Well, 6 months following my formal diagnosis of Retinitis Pigmentosa, I visited my Retinal Specialist for my bi-annual visit. After an excruciating morning of tests, poking, lights and dots, my doctor informed Angela and I that I am now Legally Blind. Yay! Oh, wait. This sucks! As of December 2017, I only have 15 degrees […]

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Step 1 – Check

As ordain as it sounds, today I made a step forward today. A step that I’ve been working on for about 3 months. I ordered my first ID cane. It’s simple but monumental for me. I hated every second of it and throughly wish that I NEVER had to even know what this is but […]

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The White Cane

You’ve probably seen them and you probably are aware of the basics of what they do but as my vision deteriorates, the white cane lays ahead of me in this adventure like an impossible mountain to climb. Accepting the fact that i’ll be “noticeable” visually impaired to the world is a daunting reality and after […]

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Facing Change

To say that losing your vision is easy would be the biggest lie I could say. It’s the hardest thing I’ve ever done and with each day, new realities and observations are being shown to me, my wife and to my friends and family in regards to the reality of my vision loss. My independence […]

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Stepping Out – Inch by Inch

This past week I travelled to Florida for a convention. We do this event every year and  it’s a great thing for our business. Last year I had some struggles with my vision and noticed challenges when shaking hands, as well as navigating through the crowds. Fast forward to 2017 and the challenges not only […]

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Pity

Accepting your fate is one challenging thing and with the disease Retinitis Pigmentosa, it’s a very large portion of working through the process of losing your vision. The little things that should and were once so easy have become challenging. The simple tasks that once took no time at all, suddenly begin to be quite […]

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Adjustments

One of the most challenging parts of Retinitis Pigmentosa for me as we journey down this trail is the changes that are occurring. Things that I could see a year ago, or even 6 months ago are getting more and more challenging. I’m noticing things that are happening that would have never happened before. Things […]

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5 Years of Change

Time flies and it never slows down, in fact it seems to speed up. 5 years ago, I was on a camping trip with my best friends and soon to be wife. I was driving, even at night, and was able to off road through the sand dunes of Glamis, California with some visual issues, […]

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Is there hope?

Just a few weeks ago, my wife and daughter were headed to the beach for an afternoon of fun and kite flying. We arrived and my wife received a text from our brother in law with the below information. Could this be it? Could their be a cure eventually to stop the darkness from growing? […]

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