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Chelsea


 

Name
Chelsea W

Born
11/27/89

Home
Massachusetts

Diagnosis
Stargardt disease

Eyes Affected
Both, but right eye more than left.

Eye Color
Blue, but changes all the time to all colors but brown.

Age at Diagnosis
18

Treatment
Glasses, but do not exactly help.

Prognosis
Eyes are still getting worse in less than a three month period.

Family History
My aunt on my biological father's side has MD.

Impact On Your Life
Extremely stressful. Not sure how to really deal with it all.

Positive Effects
Honestly, none yet. I have only had this for a few months, but only just got told that I was legally blind about a month or two ago.

Employment
"Subway sandwich artist" (it's what our name tags say)

More About Me
I am 19 years old and I have a huge family. I am very much a family person. I am easy to get along with. I love to hang out with my friends and to go shopping. I am a typical girl. What can i say? I love the color pink. I am planning on going to WSC in the fall, but for now, I am just doing the Hadley School for the Blind online courses.