Thank you, Mike

What can we say about Mike that hasn’t been said already? He endured so much for the nystagmus cause this year – including very wet feet, a constantly rumbling tummy and often only the company of chickens! But Mike still walked 3000 miles to raise £2,500 for the Nystagmus Network. A-m-a-z-i-n-g! And after all that … Continue reading Thank you, Mike

Thank you, Mervyn

Nystagmus can be challenging to diagnose in children and often the level of sight loss a newly diagnosed child will experience is unclear, leading to significant anxiety for parents who fear their child will develop severe visual impairment. Thanks to the work of Dr Melvyn Thomas and the research team at the University of Leicester … Continue reading Thank you, Mervyn

Thank you, Libby

Inspired by her 2 younger sisters, who both have nystagmus, final year geography student, Libby chose to explore the experiences of young visually impaired adults in their local space and environment  and the impacts on identity formation for her dissertation. You can read more about Libby’s research here: Thank you for being a great ‘big … Continue reading Thank you, Libby

Thank you, Julia

Living with the triple whammy of nystagmus, myopia and astigmatism, Julia is an accomplished musician. She also sings in choirs, which often happens in poorly lit churches. In her blog post, Julia regaled us with hilarious stories of missing her applause and mistakenly stealing someone else’s limelight all because she cannot see the conductor. She … Continue reading Thank you, Julia

Thank you, Josh

Josh can’t see rain – can you? Josh was born with nystagmus and ocular albinism, but he hasn’t let that hold him back. Josh has been a primary school teacher for 7 years, completed his masters, got grade 8 piano and regularly sings in City of Birmingham Choir at Symphony Hall. Josh has some very … Continue reading Thank you, Josh

Thank you, Emma

For Halloween 2020 Emma and her very determined family held a coffee, cake and crafts fundraiser for the Nystagmus Network. All COVID-19 restrictions were followed and the family raised £400. An amazing effort! Thank you so much! At Halloween 2020 Emma and her very determined family held a coffee, cake and crafts fundraiser (remember those?) … Continue reading Thank you, Emma

Thank you, Claire

Both Claire and her young son, Zac have nystagmus. In 2019 Claire decided she was going to do a sky dive for the Nystagmus Network. Postponements because of the weather and then again this year because of lockdown, meant Claire was waiting nervously nearly a whole year before she could make her leap. But she … Continue reading Thank you, Claire