Seeing the possibilities
Lucy loves her new glasses. Now, just a month shy of her 7th birthday, she even wrote a story about them called “Gracie’s Glasses,” the title referencing her middle name. It’s seven pages long, illustrated in bright colors.
And it has a happy ending.
The patch is gone. The vision in Lucy’s eye has improved from 20/400 to 20/25. And her mother watches each day as the girl continues to learn and grow.
“You want to do everything you can for your kids, and I’m just so thankful this turned out the way it did,” she says. “I’m so excited to watch where she goes from here.”
Today, you’ll likely find that little girl with her nose in a book or magazine, anything she can get her hands on. Recently, it was National Geographic, an article on how scientists and doctors are working to cure a certain kind of blindness by implanting tiny cameras.
Lucy stared at it for a long time, captivated. Then, after a long moment, she turned to her mother, eyes wide with a world of wonder, and whispered.