ANNAPOLIS, Md. (PRWEB) April 10, 2013
The power of the human spirit reveals itself during devastation.
In her new book Born with a Bomb Suddenly Blind from Leber’s Hereditary Optic Neuropathy, author Valerie Byrne Rudisill presents 12 true stories from people with one of the scariest disabilities to face – sudden blindness.
“Blindness is a game changer,” says Rudisill. “It affects your interactions with other people, the space around you and even technology. People affected by it, like my sons and brother, have incredible life-altering stories to share.”
Rudisill gathered the stories of 12 people who faced their new reality as they were approaching or began young adulthood – each articulating the humor and despair of coping.
One story comes from Rudisill’s son, the first person in the world considered recovered from a rare hereditary disease causing sudden blindness called Leber’s Hereditary Optic Neuropathy.
Rudisill also details how to get checked for LHON, medical advances surrounding it and how to lead a full life after diagnosis in her book.
Born with a Bomb Suddenly Blind from Leber’s Hereditary Optic Neuropathy
By Valerie Byrne Rudisill
Softcover retail price: $16.95
Hardcover retail price: $27.99
E-book price: $9.99
Available online at Amazon and Barnes & Noble
About the author
Valerie Rudisill has two sons and a brother with LHON, and she also carries the gene that can cause blindness any time. Her youngest son is the first person in the world considered recovered from the disease due to early treatment with an orphan drug that she had access to because of her knowledge of the disease and its warning signs. She is highly involved in the blind and LHON communities.