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Jarred


 

Name
Jarred Mitchell

Born
August 3, 1997

Home
Pawnee, Oklahoma

Diagnosis
Stargardt's (they think)

Eyes Affected
Both

Eye Color
Green

Age at Diagnosis
9 1/2

Acuity
20/200, 20/400

Treatment
None

Prognosis or Current State of Vision
Doctor at the Dean McGee Eye Institute thinks it shouldn't get much worse than it already is, but they are still unsure exactly which type of MD I may have.

Family History
None known

Impact on My Life
I have had a very hard time adjusting to losing my vision. I've had to give up baseball, which I love.

Positive Effects
Not seeing any positive effects of this at the moment.

Adaptations
Sunglasses when outside, magnifiers and large print for school, books on CD.

Employment
Full time student

More About Me
I love(d) to play baseball, football, wrestle, and most of all I love to race my 4 wheeler. I am angry that I may never get to drive a car, but My mom arranged for me to get to go to the Joe Byrd Quad racing school, so that's cool.