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Steve


 

Name
Steve Lieberwirth

Born
5/2/59

Home
Santa Fe NM

Diagnosis
Stargart disease

Eyes Affected
Both

Eye Color
Brown

Age at Diagnosis
Who knows...long time.

Acuity
I can still drive, but it scares everyone but me...

Treatment
None: I wear a big stetson flat and low with dark glasses.

Prognosis
Getting worse.

Family History
None

Impact On Your Life
Doing simple things are hard. I love to read and I have stopped for the most part.

Positive Effects
I love challenges. This one has made me hard in ways, and soft in others.

Adaptations
I have a computer screen as large as a TV. A big Stetson, but I have always worn a Cowboy hat anyway. Dark glasses that I hate to love. "Only we understand that". I lean on people whether they like it or not. lol

Employment
I will not be driving much longer, so I am going to have to change my job. That's OK. I am a certified dog trainer. I am going to start breeding and training animals, service dogs to be specific, instead of my current job as a construction scheduler. A lot less money, a lot more rewarding.

More About Me
I would love to teach others with our affliction to train service dogs. If anyone wants to give it a try, contact me.