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Joshua


 

Name
Joshua Cook

Born
06/04/1999

Home
Thunder Bay, ON Canada

Diagnosis
Stargardt Disease

Eyes Affected
Both

Eye Color
Blue

Age at Diagnosis
8

Acuity
20/200

Treatment
None

Prognosis
Was told it shouldn't deteriorate much more.

Family History
I have an older sister Kyla, 10. My dad is a pilot. We have lived in Ontario and Alberta. Last year we moved to Phuket Thailand for a while.

Impact On Your Life
So far not too much impact. I still do things the way I always have. I look around the blind spots.

Positive Effects
I am going to get extra help at school, and some neat gadgets to help me.

Adaptations
I get to take my binoculars to school to see better.

Employment
Grade 4 in Sept. 08

More About Me
Love sports. Soccer is my favourite. I want to play hockey again in the winter. I love being outdoors, swimming, biking and playing with my friends.