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Paula


 

Name
Paula Horemans

Born
August 25, 1950

Home
Belgium

Diagnosis
Stargardt's

Eyes Affected
Both

Eye Color
Blue

Age at Diagnosis
12

Family History
I'm the oldest one of 3 children. The young one and I have it. My daughter doesn't have it. Her two childeren, we don't know because they are too young: 4 years and 4 months.

Impact on My Life
I don't like it. Here in Belgium nobody understands the disease. I can't drive a car, and I can't work. I can help my daughter with her children, though, and that I love the most. I live all by myself, because my husband left me.

Positive Effects
Here in Belgium not much. Nobody understands it. My daughter helps me with shopping, cleaning, driving me everywhere. We are a very good team, also my daughter's daughter.

Working

No

More About Me

I have two bobtails (dogs), two cats, a daughter and two beautiful grandchilderen. I'm reading Braille.