During the meeting of the Cleveland MVRF Support Sight Visionaries, one of the daughters of a mother with macular degeneration told a story. She explained that last Christmas, as in all of the ones before, she gave her mother a family portrait. However, last Christmas was not like the others because her mother's sight was greatly diminished by macular degeneration. Her mother opened the usual gift, lifted the top, looked in the box and asked, "What is it?" The whole family was distraught.
Karen Carmen, Community Services Director for the City of Beachwood, OH, helped create this gift list for those with macular degeneration.