Dear Friends and Family,
Last year, Jean went blind from a rare medical condition. Her immune system began rejecting her own corneas, even though they aren’t transplants. The disease primarily affects her vision, but she has many other symptoms as well. She has gained a lot of weight, and for many months she couldn’t get out of bed because of pain. Dealing with her sudden loss of sight was as hard on her emotions as it was on her body. She was shocked by her misfortune and discouraged by the sudden disability which upended her life and made all of her normal daily tasks almost impossible. Her boyfriend Robert stopped working and assumed the responsibility of caring for her full-time.