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Dawn
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Name
Dawn Bruggeman (Samantha's daughter)

Born
Dec 28, 1992

Home
Ft. Recovery OH

Diagnosis
Stargardt's disease

Eyes Affected
Both

Eye Color
Brown

Age at Diagnosis
9

Visual Acuity
20/50 left eye. 20/80 right eye.

Prognosis or Current State of Vision
Very light sensitive, with a scotoma in central vision.

Family History
Great Grandma had cataracts, 11-year-old cousin with one cataract, two cousins with eye problems on other side of Dad's family, uncle with MD.

Impact on My Life
Mine (Mom) very devasting. Dawn does fine with this. So far, she is an A and B student.

Positive Effects
Close to God! Stubborn, and doesn't give up easily.

Adaptations
Lighting, large print books, bifocal lenses.

More About Me
Dawn is in the 3rd grade. She is a polite, mature young lady. At this point, she is doing fine, considering. She gets emotional when kids make fun of her polarized, wrap-around glasses. She deals with it better than I, and we both have our good and bad days. She has a 10-year-old sister who helps us through, also. All of the info that MD Support offers is greatly appreciated. Thank you so much!