Woman Going Blind Writes Book

- October 12, 2014 - One local woman's vision loss isn't stopping her from living a full life, packed with inspiration and motivation. In fact - she's written a book all about it.

Amy Boviard suffers from a form of retinal dystrophy that causes patients to progressively go blind. Amy shared her journey with church members today at a book launch party held at Erie's Church of Christ on West Grandview Blvd.

Bovaird says she wrote Her book, MOBILITY MATTERS: STEPPING OUT IN FAITH, because she wants people to talk openly about vision loss without worrying about political correctness, and hopes the discussion bridges the gap between the sighted and blind communities.

"I hope instead of pity people have understanding and empathy. I don't want people to be afraid of vision-impaired people, I don't want them to feel like I don't know what to say, I don't know what to do because we're just the same way and it's really up to, I think, I feel it's up to me to put other people at ease so they are comfortable."

Amy only has five percent of her vision left, and said it took her nine months to complete her book. You can find out more about Amy's journey HERE!

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