I have been come very interested in tracing the path of LHON in my family. Trying to track down other related people who could become affected and/or pass it on to their children. I wish I had known. I am thankful having a family history to go us to our diagnosis quickly. It takes some people months to even years to get a diagnosis.
|My Grandmother Ruth with her Guide Dog Anna|
On June 26, 1957 my grandmother graduated from the Guide Dog Foundation for the Blind. A newspaper story from the time say she was the first graduate from NH. I don't know if that was correct but she was definitely one the earliest. Its quite a thing when have a daughter who has become interested in guide dogs a lot recently.
|a snippet from a a news story.|
Guide Dog Foundation - http://www.guidedog.org
LHON.org - http://www.lhon.org/