JAN 17 2015: Joseph Sehwani was a typical 16-year-old just trying to get through Spanish class when his life changed forever. On rubbing his eye, his vision blurred and spotted, until it appeared as if the notes on the whiteboard in front of him disappeared. Shaken, he excused himself and called his parents; as frightened as he was, he had an idea what was happening to him.
After visiting at least five doctors, Sehwani had his worst fears confirmed when the specialists at Johns Hopkins University diagnosed him with Leber’s hereditary optic neuropathy, a rare and incurable disease that causes the optic nerve to atrophy, resulting in a sudden and rapid loss of central vision. He was all too familiar with the condition, as his grandmother and uncle were afflicted by it. But, being told he would soon be blind while he was still in high school was devastating.
“They told me that I had about three to six months left with my eyesight,” Sehwani told the News-Record in a phone interview on Thursday, Jan. 8. “I had the reassurance that I would not go completely blind, but I knew my life would not be the same.”
In the succeeding months, Sehwani said he would notice his vision growing progressively worse each morning as he looked at himself the mirror, until he became legally blind Jan. 3, 2012. And though he lost his eyesight and faced a world of obstacles adjusting to blindness, the teen gained something else — a fierce desire to help people with disabilities like his own. The Dreamscape Foundation was born.
Blindness inspires student to create nonprofit foundation
NOVEMBER 13TH 2014:
SEPTEMBER 11TH 2014:
"The goal of Charity Hero is to promote charity gaming. Dreamscape has partnered with other video game streamers..." Read Article >
"Dreamscape Foundation is teaming up with the streamers of Find the Computer Room .. for three-year-old Emily..."
"The Dreamscape Foundation... has sealed a partnership with Google as part of the Google for Nonprofits program..."
JANUARY 17TH 2015:
SEPTEMBER 24TH 2014:
"Joseph Sehwani of Flanders lost his eyesightmore than three yearsago, but his vision has neverbeen clearer..."
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