Ocean at the 2017 Auckland Marathon with her guide dog JJ
Ocean is chasing her dreams
28-year-old Ocean was born with an eye condition called Optic Nerve Hypoplasia. She has only five per cent sight and
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Laura and her family
Laura has started school
Five-year-old Laura might not be able to see very well – but that doesn’t mean she can’t play, learn and
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Patricia with her sculpture
There are no limits to Patricia’s creativity
At 80, Patricia isn’t letting her low vision slow her down. Since retiring, she has got back into art –
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A young woman with her black Labrador guide dog
Stevi’s story
How Stevi regained her confidence 19 year-old Stevi was born with a rare eye condition called Cone Dystrophy and Nystagmus.
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A young woman holding up her iPhone with the BookLink app open
Susan’s story
Susan’s life is brighter with books When Persistent Migrainous Aura (a rare form of migraine), started to affect Susan’s sight,
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A woman baking in her kitchen
Jacqui’s story
Jacqui’s life of independence is full of new adventures Jacqui is a positive and confident mother-of-three who loves challenges and
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An old lady smiling and holding up her quilt
Jenny’s story
Stepping back into the light. After 71 years of perfect vision, a rare genetic condition left Jenny devastated. And she
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A black and white photo of a woman smiling
Jo’s Story
Last spring, seven people took on the challenge of a lifetime for Blind Week – to prove to themselves and
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Maureen Ridge with her pet dog
Maureen’s story
Maureen has always been independent – travelling the world, raising a family and caring for animals. With your support, Maureen
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Tim with his close-knit family – his wife, daughter and five grandsons
How Tim lost his sight
It was just a regular day in 2003 when it happened. Tim was at work, sitting at his desk. One
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