I’ve decided to start a support group for people who are destined to go blind, going blind or are blind, just like me. I know just how bad things seem at the time of the first diagnosis, and I know how hard it can be to come to terms with all the changes that are going to happen in life. Being forced to change your life is hard, but with the right support from a support group and professionals such as the best Brighton eye doctor in the area, hopefully, we can help the emotional transition a tiny bit easier.
I haven’t started the group yet because I want to use this blog to get feedback on what people would find valuable and why. I know a lot of people that read my blog are blind, or are going blind, and so it would mean a lot to me to get your opinions on this. I know what I want to get out of this and what would have helped me and will help me, but I’m only one person so I need more feedback.
I’ll admit, I’ve spent a lot of my adult life feeling like everything was hopeless. It’s been hard for me to get into a position where I could start helping others again, but as an ex-paramedic, I was always going to end up helping people in some way, shape or form. I’ll be reading your comments in the next few days, so please let me know what you would like.
Thank you so much for your feedback, everyone! It’s been great. An overwhelming number of you are actually parents of kids that are destined to go blind, and you’ve asked for me to get a professional paediatric optometrist on board to help offer yourselves and your children support. That is absolutely something that I can do.
I will start preparations for the support group and update you all when I am ready for people to sign up.