Our son, Lane, was born in 2010, completely blind, without any reasons why or any options for a cure due to underdeveloped optic nerves. We decided to not give up hope that one day our son will be able to see our faces and so we have made it our mission to search for ways to better his vision, to give him sight. In 2011 we tried a new treatment option for him that gave us hope: adult stem cells. After a trip overseas Lane gained light perception and he now sees colors and can grab for bright objects. A wonderful blessing which we are so thankful for!
Recently we visited with Lane’s neuro-ophothalmologist and discussed Lane’s medical treatment further. She advised us to take Lane to Boston to be evaluated by Dr. Joseph Rizzo, the Director of the Neuro-Opthomology Department at Harvard Medical School, who specializes in optic nerve research. After very thoughtful consideration, we have decided to take Lane to Boston to see Dr. Rizzo in the summer of 2014. Always in search of options for our son, we’re hopeful that Dr. Rizzo can help shed some light on what’s new or the next step for Lane. Just to have an optic nerve researcher evaluate our son, is a wonderful opportunity! And so, the journey continues on….
We will continue to keep Lane’s website updated with his progress through his first full year of school. We are so very grateful for all of your support…we would not be able to do this without your prayers, uplifting messages and donations.
God Bless you all!
Tim and Lauren Yochum