The holiday times mean many things to different people. For some, it’s a religious festival. For others, a time of reflection and to concentrate more on family. As many have said, it’s a time of giving. Along those lines, a solution for many that is more in keeping with the sentiments of the season, is to give to a favored charity rather than putting more items under the tree.
A few years back I edited a documentary entitled, “Blindsided” – about a teenager (Jared) who had gone blind from a little-known disease – Leber’s Hereditary Optic Neuropathy (LHON). The documentary has aired a number of times in the subsequent years on HBO and HBO Family, but for me it struck a special chord. As an editor, colorist and writer, eyesight is especially valuable and it’s hard to imagine living without it.
The research into the disease is moving into an important phase and is in need of additional funding. If this post equally strikes a chord in your heart and you are able to make a contribution, then I’m sure they would appreciate your support.
LHON Research Project c/o Development Office
Bascom Palmer Eye Institute
P.O. Box 016880
Miami, FL 33101-6880
Thank you and Merry Christmas!