A friend tagged me for a meme. A friend who is thoughtful, insightful and kind. Though I have kinda given up meme’ng, I could not refuse her.
Yvonne Fong is a gifted young writer who is in danger of losing her sight to neurofibromatosis 2. It is a genetic disorder that causes the rampant growth of tumors, which in Yvonne’s case have already robbed her of her hearing. You can read more about her story here and here, and watch her tell her story.
Having lost a husband to a genetic illness, I know full well that many genetic diseases are too rare or affect too few people to attract the attention of researchers or are well-known to doctors, who often end up misdiagnosing or being unqualified to treat patients who have them. You can help Yvonne by visiting her website where there is information about her quest to raise funds for her surgery and by passing along this meme in hopes that someone with the ability to help her might read it.
If you choose to help, please follow these meme rules:
1. Create a blog entry titled “Meme: Save Yvonne’s Sight”
2. List three things you love to see. Add in the picture of Yvonne’s book cover. The URL is http://www.yvonnefoong.com/images/banner/my-story.jpg
3. End with the line, “Yvonne Foong is in danger of losing her eyesight thanks to neurofibromatosis (NF). Please find out how you can help her by visiting her blog at http://www.yvonnefoong.com.”
4. Tag 5 blog friends. Be sure to copy the rules, please :)*
*I don’t tag people anymore. Meme, or not, as the spirit directs you.