Saturday, July 14 – Vernon NJ
Our next Dream Room Makeovers Family! Here is the Bott Family! Husband Jason, Mom, Jenifer, Matthew ( 9), Tyler ( 7 ½) and Emily (4 ½).
On October 25, 2007 Emily was born into the world, but it was a world she could not see. The moment she opened her they knew something was very wrong. Her eyes were clouded with a bluish grey haze that blocked her vision, she was blind. She was diagnosed with Peters Anomaly, an extremely rare eye disease that causes blindness. At the tender age of only 3 months old, Emily underwent the first of what would become many surgeries to help restore her eyesight. She was literally given the gift of sight through a cornea transplant in her right eye. At 5 months old, she had a second transplant in her left eye. Sadly she developed Pediatric Glaucoma and endured endless complications that lead to the rejection of the donor tissue and her transplants failed. Over the past 4 years she has undergone 19 surgeries, including valve implants in each eye to lower her eye pressure, a cataract removal and artificial lens implant and 2 additional corneal transplants to replace the corneas that rejected.
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