“It’s not about what you can’t do, but what you can do that matters”

Posted: Monday 17 July 2023

From working as a volunteer football coach at one of the Premier League’s top clubs to advising ministers at the heart of Government, Jonathan has never let Stargardt get in the way of his varied career.

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Jane Tidy

"It's valuable to come together with people who understand what it is like"

Posted: Tuesday 27 June 2023

People living with punctate inner choroidopathy (PIC) will now benefit from a new condition-specific support group which has launched online.

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“Sight loss does change your life, but it's not the end of your life”

Posted: Tuesday 27 June 2023

Receiving a diagnosis of macular disease can be overwhelming and bring about a whirlwind of emotions. But, with the right advice and support it is possible to overcome the emotional impact and continue to do the things you love.

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“As a mother, it’s one of the hardest things to face”

Posted: Monday 19 June 2023

Ten-year-old Freddie was diagnosed with Stargardt - a rare form of macular disease last year, after teachers initially shared their concerns with his mum Stacy.

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“The only skill you need is empathy”

Posted: Thursday 1 June 2023

A former ophthalmic nurse has spoken of her rewarding new role as a volunteer group leader for the Macular Society and the difference she’s making to people with macular degeneration.

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Matthew Stump

"It doesn’t matter how much I can see, it’s just about being able to compete"

Posted: Tuesday 16 May 2023

From pulling tractors weighing three tonnes, to throwing heavy barrels, 31-year-old Matt does not let his sight loss stand in his way as he continues to push the limits of human endurance.

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Norman Ridley With Harry Ridley

Warhammer fundraiser to raise awareness of macular disease

Posted: Friday 14 April 2023

A twelve-year-old Warhammer fanatic is organising a fundraising tournament in memory of his beloved late grandad, to raise awareness of macular disease and support others with the condition, after seeing the impact it had on his life.    

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Inspirational Ann

‘Inspirational’ Ann, 99, sets out to complete marathon walking challenge

Posted: Wednesday 5 April 2023

An inspirational 99-year-old is celebrating her milestone year by walking the equivalent distance of a marathon around her local running track in a bid to help beat macular disease.

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Treatment delays – “It’s vitally important to speak out”

Posted: Wednesday 5 April 2023

Stories of delays to vital treatment for age-related macular degeneration (AMD) have been hitting the headlines over the last few weeks. While the news is concerning for many people affected, Pam, who was diagnosed with wet AMD in 2021, has shared why she has spoken out about her own experiences to the national press and why she would encourage others to do the same.

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Jan And Emma

“I wanted to do something to challenge myself”

Posted: Friday 31 March 2023

A grandmother of four with age-related macular degeneration (AMD) will be taking on her first-ever marathon this month, at the age of 70.

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"People don’t consider that there will be a life after diagnosis"

Posted: Wednesday 1 March 2023

Beverley has been a Macular Society counsellor for more than 20 years. In this time she has spoken to hundreds of people struggling to come to terms with the life-changing diagnosis of macular disease.

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Audrey Drage

“There’s a way around everything if you’re determined”

Posted: Friday 17 February 2023

Keen knitter Audrey has described achieving her proudest piece of work, as she has proved there is no reason to let her sight loss stand in the way of her passion.

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