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Jerry


 

Name
Jerry Raab

Born
07/05/72

Home
Amarillo, TX

Diagnosis
Stargardt disease

Eyes Affected
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Eye Color
Blue

Age at Diagnosis
14

Acuity
20/200

Treatment
New gene therapy shows promise

Prognosis
Legally blind

Family History
Recessive gene. My sons are okay at this time.

Impact On Your Life
Stopped playing baseball in 9th grade. Went to college and became a history teacher. Served as a United Methodist minister for past 11 years. I have always lived in a sighted world and am more than willing to encourage youth and adults who have visual impairments.

Positive Effects
I've made friends when others have struggled to reach out. A beautiful wife for past 19 yearsand two sons. The LORD has blessed me to use this weakness as a strength to bring people together.

Adaptations
Use CCTV, computer magnifying tools, and large print materials.

Employment
Lead Pastor of Saint Stephen UMC West Campus.

More About Me
Love to bass fish and water ski.