My sister and I started Doublevisionblog to reach out to people facing blindness from RP, and to educate their family and friends. In the process, we ended up educating and connecting with our own family and friends in ways we had not imagined or originally intended
Connection with others, especially when facing major life challenges like blindness, is like salve for the human spirit. It soothes and uplifts and even heals.
The readers that we have connected with are now part of our story and will forever be threaded into the pain and hope of our plot lines. Continue reading
Posted by Joy and Jenelle
Sometimes we laugh about it, sometimes we cry about it, sometimes we share news and medical articles about it, sometimes we avoid talking about it altogether, but it’s always there. We’re identical twin sisters who have grown up with RP. We’re now 33 years-old, both married to amazing guys, and have sweet little daughters. Although we look a lot alike on the outside and share the same challenges of vision loss, we often have different perspectives on the disease and each deal with it in our own way. We wanted to create a blog mainly for other people struggling with RP, as we find it helps to feel connected when facing the day-to-day challenges of living with RP.
We also hope that it can give family and friends of people with RP, Ushers, and other similar diseases a glimpse of what it’s like to live with these types of challenges. And frankly, this is therapeutic for us, so even if no one (besides our mom) reads it, we’re gonna write it anyways!