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THE MACULAR
DEGENERATION COMMUNITY

Danelle


 

Name
Danelle Barnes

Born
8/26/86

Home
Corvallis, Oregon

Diagnosis
Stargardt disease

Eyes Affected
Both

Eye Color
Brown

Age at Diagnosis
12

Acuity
20/200

Treatment
None

Family History
My younger brother was also diagnosed at the same time as me.

Impact On Your Life
It had a huge impact on my life. It just happened at an age where you are just figuring who you are and what you wanna be then boom... But having my brother going through the same thing made me feel not so alone. I have such a great family, that life has been easier than some.

Positive Effects
Being visually impaired has let me do things a lot of other people will never experience in life, and I have met so many wonderful people that have affected my life for the better!

Adaptations
I don't really use anything in my daily routine, but I did back in school.

Employment
I am a stay at home mom and wife and will eventually go back to school when my husband is done.

More About Me
I am married and have a little girl (b. 2006) and a little boy on the way!