Tag: going blind

27
Oct

Venda – hiking through forest, rivers and waterfalls

After breakfast, we begin our hike through the forests to Makwarane, the first village on our itinerary. Before long, I assign my cane permanently to my back pack; with the rough and rocky terrain, it is more of a hindrance than a help to my mobility. I soon develop a technique that carries me through the six day hike, and

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12
Oct

World Sight Day 2017

Visual Disability Awareness Today for World Sight Day, my brother and I discussed and answered questions about living with Retinitis Pigmentosa; a rare genetic eye disease leading to blindness.

26
Aug

Hiking adventures with my cane in rural Africa

Good day Michele Details follow of a walk in Venda I’ve been trying for years to make a reality…A South African ‘Camino’ albeit in shorter form. This is the ‘inaugural’ walk. Rather short notice I know. It would provide unparalleled exposure to African/Venda culture, walking through magnificent countryside- one of the last ‘deep’ rural, traditional areas of South Africa! All the best, Jeff

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14
Aug

Going Blind – Visual Disability Awareness

Understanding each other creates a better world.  In my video, I share how it feels to go blind.  

22
Oct

Going blind sucks!

“There must be some good stuff about having tunnel vision”, a friend said to me the other day. It means you don’t have to see all the shit around you. We were walking down a side street at the time, me holding onto her elbow. I asked her to elaborate and she said ‘’Well, you missed seeing a guy peeing

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31
Jul

When is the right time to get a mobility cane?

I’ve just entered Cape Town Medi-Clinic, and am in a rush to make visiting hours. I walk at a brisk pace, eyes focused straight ahead. Whack!! Something has smacked into my shoulder, knocking me off balance. ‘’You just ran into me!!’’ a woman shrieks. I scan the area directly in front of me and take in an elderly, and fragile

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23
Feb

Retinitis Pigmentosa – Symptoms, Causes and Treatment

Retinitis pigmentosa (RP) is a rare, inherited disease in which the light-sensitive retina of the eye slowly and progressively degenerates. Eventually, blindness results. Symptoms of Retinitis Pigmentosa The first signs of RP usually occur in early childhood, when both eyes typically are affected. Night vision can be poor, and the field of vision may begin to narrow. When RP first starts to appear,

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24
Feb

I do Table Mountain

Michele experience a sunset trip up Table Mountain, Cape Town’s New 7 Wonder of the Natural World.