Our son, Steve, has been legally blind since birth. With permanently damaged retina, his corrected vision is around 20/250. He can read if he holds the material within 6 inches of his eyes.
Yet Steve is an accomplished pianist who graduated with a degree in social studies from Concordia College, Moorhead, Minn., and continues his education while supporting himself. How grateful he would be if he could see what most of us can see, could drive and participate in activities many of us take for granted.
This brings our family, and most profoundly Steve, to the hope of stem cells, which offer him the chance of sight, cure and a greater quality of life.
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