Amanda is a long time supporter of the Nystagmus Network UK and our unofficial US spokesperson. As a professional freelance writer, who also has nystagmus, she is well placed to tell her amazing nystagmus story … My Nystagmus Journey: Fifth grade diagnosis and beyond Fifth grade – that’s when my life changed because of my … Continue reading How amazing is Amanda
Here’s Gary’s sporty nystagmus success story … Since 2014 I’ve been playing county cricket for Warwickshire Visually Impaired Cricket Club. The club comprises players of all ages (my shirt number is 49 – the age at which I made my debut) and varying levels of sight. Several of our players are registered blind and we … Continue reading How amazing is Gary?
Maureen tells her own nystagmus success story … I started school in 1945. They didn’t have the pre-school checks they have now. No-one had noticed anything out of the ordinary. I was riding a two wheel bike before I was 4. I used to bump into things and fall off regularly, but nobody saw anything … Continue reading How amazing is Maureen?
Like lots of children, Macy has nystagmus as well as more serious health problems. Here’s her story, as told by her Mum … In January 2016, Macy our baby girl suffered a sudden out of hospital cardiac arrest at 3 months old. After being resuscitated twice, once by paramedics at home and again at Wigan hospital, … Continue reading How amazing is Macy?
A nystagmus Dad writes: Michael is 19. In 1999 he was diagnosed with congenital idiopathic nystagmus at around 3 months of age. We immediately did an internet search to find out what nystagmus was. I couldn’t even spell it properly, but within a short time we found Nystagmus Network. This turned out to be a … Continue reading How amazing is Michael?
If you ever visit our Facebook page you will know Chris. She’s very knowledgeable about nystagmus – and sight impairment generally and so generous to everyone with her time and support. Here’s her amazing nystagmus story: Back in 1973, living at home with my parents, I read in our local paper about a new national organisation … Continue reading How amazing is Chris?
Here’s Dave’s nystagmus success story, in his own words. I have congenital nystagmus. The main limitation I have experienced is not being able to drive. However, at the age of 68, I can reflect on what I have been able to achieve in my life and feel very happy. I have been happily married for … Continue reading How amazing is Dave?
A Mum’s story: Denni-Leigh was born weighing 5.15lbs on a sunny June morning. She was a perfectly beautiful newborn baby. Only at about 4 weeks old the health visitor noticed that something was wrong with her eyes. We were told that Denni-Leigh had congenital nystagmus, astigmatism and a squint and was extremely long-sighted. Being such … Continue reading How amazing is Denni-Leigh?
Nystagmus Dad, Robin, writes: My 9 year old son, James, has OC Albinism and Nystagmus, but he and I started learning the guitar together about 3 years ago ( he obviously struggled to see the music and the strings on the guitar, but, when blown up, he can read the score and any annotation written … Continue reading How amazing is James?
Jac is running a 2.5k fun run this month to raise awareness of nystagmus and fundraise for the Nystagmus Network. His Mum and Dad didn’t find out Jac had nystagmus till he was 3 years old and always tell him he can do anything he wants. We’re sure Jac will achieve great things! You can … Continue reading How amazing is Jac?