Kealan and Eamon’s Story
Bronwyn and Andrew Doak’s two youngest sons, Eamon and Kealan were born profoundly deaf. Unfortunately, this was only the first symptom of a rare condition called Usher syndrome that will eventually rob their little boys of sight. Only a medical breakthrough can save them from a life of deafness and blindness.
Usher syndrome is exceptionally rare and cruel. Babies are born deaf, and towards their teens they become affected by an eye disorder called retinitis pigmentosa (RP) that causes night-blindness, loss of peripheral vision (or tunnel vision) and, eventually, blindness.
As Bronywn says:
You never know what medical breakthrough is just around the corner.”
Please donate to the Lions Eye Institute to help our brilliant researchers find the answers Bronwyn and Andrew so desperately hope for.