Overcoming Blindness

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This is a story of a 19 month old boy who overcomes blindness

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Overcoming Blindness

  1. 1. The story of a boy and his family fighting for his vision.
  2. 2.  Joshua Clark is a twenty-two month old boy  Joshua was born in Caernarfon, Gwynedd (which is located in the Uk)  Joshua is suffering from Optic Nerve Hypoplasia
  3. 3.  Doctors in this country had said there was no treatment, but that didn’t work for Joshua’s family  Joshua, his parents Anthony and Joanna, and grandmother Gill Doughty traveled to China  quot;Without any treatment, there was no hope, so nobody should blame any parents for looking for a magic bullet that may have a positive effect.quot; –Joshua’s Grandfather
  4. 4.  Nerves that connect to the brain are small or poorly developed, which causes blindness
  5. 5.  The medical professionals in the U.K. said that there where no treatments to the disease  That’s when the family made an appeal and got £40,000 for Joshua to and his family to go to China to receive proper treatments
  6. 6.  Joshua must have a stem cell infusion in his foot, and then eight more infusions every four days  Joshua will have to spend 40 days in the hospital near Shanghai in China  Following his stem cell treatment he will spend an hour a day for the next year in an oxygen chamber  He is also having physiotherapy and electric wave therapy to help strengthen his leg muscles for crawling and walking
  7. 7.  Detect Light  See colors  See objects  Be able to tell whether its nigh or day
  8. 8.  http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/wales/ north_west/8037357.stm

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