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Tatum


 

Name
Tatum Bowden

Born
April 13, 1999

Home
Abilene, Tx

Diagnosis
Stargardt disease

Eyes Affected
Both

Eye Color
Blue

Age at Diagnosis
11

Acuity
20/200

Treatment
Nothing so far

Prognosis
20/200 in both eyes, lots of spots

Family History
No history of Stargardt's anywhere

Impact On Your Life
Still young but struggling in school alot. I get a VI teacher when school starts.

Positive Effects
I got to go to the Texas Lions Club Camp for children with disabilities through the Division for Blind Services. It was fun. Met alot of kids that are worse off than me.

Adaptations
Have to sit really close to the TV. Read things in large print when available.

Employment
Only 12, so I don't work, but my mom is looking into me doing volunteer work at the animal shelter. I love animals.

More About Me
My favorite color is pink. I love to sing and draw. I am kinda goofy but shy. I think Justin Beiber is pretty HOT!!!