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  • random lou
    August 28, 2012 - 12:36

    This is such a sad story! That young girls have to go through such trying situations, and they don't have any idea why it's happening to them. And adults complain about having to wear contact lenses. It's frustrating when medicine isn't advanced enough yet for the cases it needs to treat.

  • Victoria Browne
    September 23, 2011 - 14:26

    I read your story about these two mothers and feel very moved and inspired. I am a 26 year old, married pending-attorney in New York City. I was born with PHPV, glaucoma, and cataracts in my right eye and have dealt with the consequences my entire life. My operations left me blind in my right eye. I also have an extreme astigmatism in my left eye and wear a -425 prescription. Yet, I have never felt limited and have achieved everything that I have set my mind to. I even maintain a driver's license and have to say that I am the safest and best driver I know! I wanted to reach out to these women and let them know that their baby girls will be just fine, more than fine, and to let them know I am happy to answer any questions they may have of someone who has the condition.

  • Frank Blackwood
    February 05, 2011 - 12:24

    When you are on the outside of the fence looking in on the Health Services available in Newfoundland, all seems so cold, confusing and spineless sometimes from people who supposively are in charge. How come they make life more difficult for people? It's becoming like the Unemployment Insurance Office in Ottawa. They think they own the place and will decide if you get assistance or not. Newfoundland was always recognized world wide for its excellent health service in the 1970's. It all seemed to take a sour turn when Dr. Charles Roberts retired as president of The Canadian Mental Health Association. Dr. Roberts brought the best doctors to Newfoundland. There were excellent social workers and nurses, not saying we don't have any today. The Eastern Health must be able to do something right than making patients so stressed over getting adequate services. What is in store for those who need the service we pay for?