Finding a diagnosis at last

Imagine what it would be like to live with a vision condition for more than 70 years, wondering why you can't accomplish some tasks that seem so easy to those around you. Knowing you see colors differently than everyone else, but not knowing why. This is what happened to my friend Lee, who was diagnosed … Continue reading Finding a diagnosis at last

“Silly Papa, your eyes don’t work”

Ben is a 38-year-old financial planner who lives in suburban San Francisco with his wife and two young daughters. His life is pretty fantastic, but thanks to colorblindness, it has definitely not been the path he had pictured when he was a teen. When designing his high school class ring, Ben included an "aviation" insignia … Continue reading “Silly Papa, your eyes don’t work”

Mommy grief

After a busy Wednesday evening of cooking, cleaning and waving my husband and two elementary-aged kids out the door to church, my one-week-old son and I were enjoying some peaceful time together as I plopped him in the bathroom sink. Suddenly he let out an uncharacteristic wail -- the kind of sound that makes a … Continue reading Mommy grief