Dr. Peter Kertes
Dr. Peter Kertes: A Personal and Professional Crusade Against Blindness

For esteemed ophthalmologist Dr. Peter Kertes, it’s both personal and professional. Dr. Kertes believes there’s more hope than ever before for people living with blinding eye diseases — and this is why…

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Conrad Eder playing blind hockey
Conrad Eder: A Young Leader Who Is Passionate About Building Community and Hitting the Ice

Sometimes, what feels like the worst news of your life turns out to be a blessing in disguise. When Conrad Eder found out that he had retinitis pigmentosa (RP), a genetic eye…

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Carol lithwick: becoming an advocate

Since her son’s diagnosis with retinitis pigmentosa, advocacy for those living with vision loss became part of her heart and soul,, not only for her son, but for the other 1.2 million Canadians living with vision loss.

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The Marins
Malca & Jay Marin: Spotlight on Our Founders

When Jay and Malca Marin’s son was diagnosed with retinitis pigmentosa (RP), a symptom of Usher syndrome, an inherited disease that affects both sight and hearing, they looked south of the border….

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Ann Morrison: A ‘Comic Vision’ of a Brighter Future

Ann Morrison’s journey with Fighting Blindness Canada (FBC) began when her five-year-old son Gavin was diagnosed with retinitis pigmentosa, an inherited retinal disease. She and her husband attended an FBC conference, which…

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