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THE MACULAR
DEGENERATION COMMUNITY

Oregon Donna

Name: Donna Bennett

Born: 12/20/1939 Los Angeles CA

Home: Bend, Oregon

Diagnosis: Stargardts

Eyes Affected: Both

Eye Color: Green

Age at Diagnosis: 12

Visual Acuity: 20/450 left; 20/700 right .

Treatment: None.

Prognosis or Current State of Vision: Prognosis - stable. State of vision - bad.

Family History: Related to the Daltons and Herbert Hoover.

Impact on My Life: Didn't get to do what I wanted to do, so did what I could.

Positive Effects: I get a discount at the National Parks.

Adaptations: CCTV. PC with magnification and speech. Talking books. Talking calculator, talking watch.

Working: Not if I can help it.

More About Me: I live on 20 acres. I have cattle, horses chickens, hogs, 2 dogs and 4 cats. I drive my own tractor and terrify everyone in the neighborhood. They do get out of my way. I bowl, garden, raise hay, and I enjoy managing my own portfolio of stocks. The most important thing is to maintain a sense of humor.