When I first started school I really struggled to read. It took me months and months to read the first Harry Potter book for myself in large print. I got lots of help at school, though, and especially at university. Now I’ve got a degree in philosophy.
Here’s an amazing story from a very proud mum. When my second son, Ben was born, from about 3 months we noticed there was something wrong with his eye movements. After nearly a year of waiting, research and MRI scans he was diagnosed with Congenital Nystagmus. We weren’t sure how this would affect him and … Continue reading How amazing is Ben?
I was born with nystagmus and always struggled at school both in the classroom and in PE. All throughout my education it’s been a continuous trip to the printer to enlarge text books and print outs. Things didn’t really change at college. I was told I had dyslexia which could be linked to the nystagmus, … Continue reading How amazing is Freya?
Throughout June we’ll be publishing all your amazing nystagmus stories right here on our blog and also on our Facebook page and asking people to donate just £5 to help the Nystagmus Network support more people with nystagmus to be amazing.
There are bound to be loads of bake sales for Nystagmus Awareness Day 2018 on 20 June, so we thought it would be a great idea to have some Nystagmus Network cake flags made, especially for you. Order your free cake flags today. But hurry, they’re going like …
If you’ve signed up for the first Snow Camp of 2018, on 17 June, here’s a little taster of what to expect on the day. There’ll be skiing and sledging of course, but don’t forget to say hello to some very special visitors. They’ll all be there joining in the fun. STOP PRESS – Menna … Continue reading Snow Camp VIPs
Nystagmus Network trustees Peter Greenwood and Sam Jones completed the London Vitality 10k on Bank Holiday Monday and raised over £1,000 between them for the charity. Nystagmus Network Chairman, Richard Wilson OBE, added his thanks and congratulations to both runners and commented: “Brilliant dedication to a great cause.”
Ben Haynes is a talented young musician who just happens to have albinism and nystagmus. Ben has entered a music competition and needs your vote. We’ll let Ben explain … Hi everyone. I’m a self employed musician from Nottingham with Albinism and Nystagmus. I performed a few songs at the Nystagmus Network Open day in … Continue reading Please vote for Ben
SMALL CHARITY WEEK begins on Monday 18 June. If the Nystagmus Network is your favourite small charity, why not enter the Facebook, Twitter or Instagram competition to help us win £450? How to enter: Take a photo of yourself holding up your Small Charity Week poster that reads: “I love Nystagmus Network because (and say … Continue reading You could win £450 for the Nystagmus Network
Would you like to run the Manchester half marathon this October to raise money for the Nystagmus Network? The race takes places on Sunday 14 October. It starts and finishes by the iconic Emirates Old Trafford, Lancashire Cricket Club. The event boasts one of the fastest, flattest and friendliest courses on a completely closed road route, through the … Continue reading Manchester half marathon places available