We wake up in the morning and admire the morning light. We look in the mirror to make sure our hair looks impeccable. We drive to work or school and read the news or messages from friends on our smartphones. Our lives revolve around what we see. Now imagine a child not able to see herself in the mirror dressed as her favorite Disney princess or see his favorite superhero take down the bad guy in his latest movie. Imagine not knowing what your parents look like. Our sense of sight is something we take for granted on a daily basis.
There are different conditions that can rob us of our vision. One such condition is Aniridia. Aniridia is the absence of the iris. My wife's mother and brother have Aniridia. I have seen how difficult it is to cope in a world revolving around the sense of sight.
Kristie and I will be participating in our first mud run on October 31st. We are taking this opportunity to try to raise $2500 to give to the Vision Center at Children's Hospital LA. With the contribution we can help further eye disease research and help pioneer new treatments.
The Tough Mudder Obstacle race is comprised of 20-25 obstacles over 10-12 miles.