Tag Archives: Retinitis Pigmentosa

Developments in Gene Therapy

Today we learned about the first person in the US treated for a degenerative retinal disease using an FDA approved gene therapy.  Jack, a thirteen year old boy who is in the video below has a retinal disease which is caused by a mutation of the gene RPE65.  Jack’s condition was treated on Tuesday and […]

Now Approaching Boston

This past weekend I spent a good portion of the day at a visions seminar hosted by the Foundation Fighting Blindness.  It was not until I received a text from Beth that I realized that exactly one year prior was when we found out that Rebecca would eventually go blind.  Before that day I would not […]

Reading From the Same Book

Beth and I have been reading a book titled, “No Barriers” authored by Erik Weihenmayer.  Erik is an adventurer who is telling his story about kayaking the Grand Canyon and also discusses his adventures of hiking Mt. Everest.  He is also vice president of the board of the not for profit, No barriers USA, which began […]

USH Connections Conference

  This Thursday we head to the 9th Annual USH connections conference in Chicago.  It will be the largest Usher Syndrome related event we have been to.  Along with 200+ other people, both families and individuals affected in some way by Usher Syndrome.   We will be travelling with mixed emotions, on one hand we […]

All Things are Difficult Before They Become Easy

My experience as a parent of a disabled child.

Awareness Will Be the Catalyst for a Cure

Rebecca is doing her part to help find a cure.  The Foundation Fighting Blindness reached out to us to ask if they could use her story and her pictures in their latest campaign to raise funds to help find a cure.  We were of course happy to help and love the way the email campaign […]

Breaking Through Medical Barriers

  When you take a look at the clinical trial space its difficult not to see the major flaw with studies that target diseases that are considered rare. The big problem is patient enrollment and retention.  Patients with rare diseases are, well rare… There are a number of efforts that help with the recruitment and […]