Stella's dream to see
Organized by: Kimberlee George
My mother in law, Stella, is one of the sweetest people on the earth, but she is 80% blind due to two eye diseases. One is Wet Macular Degeneration and the other is Vein Inclusion. We have trolled the world buying Stella as many gadgets to help her live a fruitful life ---Talking Microwave, Talking watch, etc. Stella is 75 and she is fiercely independent and staying busy keeps her healthy and happy. Her lifestyle has become very limited as one could imagine. She listens to books on tapes, everyday since she can not read anymore. She microwaves her food; the oven and stop top have caused too many emergencies. It's been a tough ten years with these diseases, but finally something has been designed that actually can help her see almost everything!! Sounds too good to be true, but it's not. A company in Canada has made the ultimate tool for blind people. It is called, esight, and it takes the "views" that someone can't see and moves it to where they can see it. And has amazing, magnifying ability that takes type that is "newspaper size" so that can be viewed like the large E on the eye chart! And the large E on the eye chart, Stella can not currently see. So we and her daughters and had a personal demonstration her in Pittsburgh PA. We were all super doubtful, to the point where we did not even take a video of the event. We're very sorry about that now. But all I can say is we were all crying. Stella saw my face for the first time since she met me right when she lost her vision ten years ago. It was the most amazing thing I have ever seen. It was like a magic wand that could change her life. The problem is none of us have the ability to buy the esight camera for her. Hence my attempt to try social media to help us help Stella. The irony is that Stella has no money, she is unable to work, and lives on disability. But she gives everyone money to help them, every chance she gets. She is a saint. I want to help her so much! Here is esights website fyi, http://www.esighteyewear.com/frequently-asked-questions.