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Cheryl Wilson

I've never been able to see my son's faces, but now you can help me finally see my family!

As much as we don’t like to admit it, as mothers, we kind of enjoy “worrying” about our children. Don’t get me wrong, I don’t want to have to actually worry about them, but it’s kind of fun to see our kids make mistakes, learn and grow. But what no mother wants is for her kids to worry about her.

So today, I’m writing to you in an effort to ensure my kids never have to worry about their mom tripping over the sidewalk, taking hours to shop for groceries, missing out on another graduation, or being lost in the world ever again. With your help, we can turn that dream into a reality. My name is Cheryl Wilson and this is my eSight story.

I realized I suffer from low vision when I was around 15-years-old. It wasn’t until a few years later that I was diagnosed with retinitis pigmentosa, or RP. Doctors originally told me there was nothing they could really do about it, and I spent the next 35 years believing that.

That was until I saw a little boy named Benjamin on an episode of The Doctors. He was completing items from his bucket list with the help of these electronic glasses made by a company called eSight. I broke down and I just wished that some day, that could be me.

Then on July 18, it was me. I’ve never considered myself an overly lucky person, so I lost a bit of hope when I was told eSight is generally less successful for people with RP. But then I put them on, and they worked so perfectly… That was until my overwhelming tears of joy caused them to fog up.

I could see again. I met my husband Donald when I was only 16-years-old, and I could finally see his face clearly again, along with the beautiful faces of two of my sons. Before eSight, it was always like I was trying to see their face while looking under water. But now everything was so clear.

Through the power of eSight, I could do my own makeup without ending up with some weird smudge somewhere on my face. I could see a stain on my shirt, or hopefully just avoid them altogether. And I’ll be able to see my future grandchildren, and even babysit them.

Most of all, I want to give back to my community. I spent many years working in a juvenile hall and I would love to create a safe place for youth to go to and really give them a chance at life. I want to use my time to give back to people, and would so love to see all of their faces.

I can’t express how thankful I am for any and all support you offer.

And for more information on eSight and to see some of the other people they’ve helped, you can go here.

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