In Oct. 07 our family moved from Germany to Raleigh, North Carolina. Our third child, our little American boy, Jonathan was born in May 2009. When he was about 10 weeks, we recognized he was not looking at faces or following toys or objects, not even light. After many visits to different doctors, we got the diagnosis of LCA in Nov. 2009. We were shocked, sad, disappointed - what about all our dreams and hopes for his future?
Thanks to our wonderful early intervention program, we soon got in contact with other parents with blind or low vision children and some LCA-families... and now even this group of extraordinary families with our gene.
After three wonderful years in North Carolina we relocated to our hometown in Germany in Aug. 2010. So far Jonathan has some useable vision, he is a cute, smart and always talking little boy. He loves to ride his "Bobby Car", sit on the swing or go down a slide as fast as he can. He is a joy in our lives. We hope that in the future there will be a cure or at least a way to stabilize his vision loss.
Thanks to your generous donations allowing research for our gene to be pushed forward.