Night blindness led Johnny to lead a double life

As a child, Johnny Gardener led a double life.
By day, he was active and sport loving – but once night fell he would cling on to his aunt’s hand when he could not see clearly.
Johnny, now 60, has retinitis pigmentosa (RP). It causes night blindness, affects his peripheral vision and can lead to tunnel vision.
His aunt raised him after his mum died.
“She tried to shelter me from the worst of it,” he recalls. “I wore glasses at four, at 12 I found out I had RP.
“There was a lot of pretence on my part. Mates thought me short sighted. But you can only walk into a lamp post so many times before... read more

 
26 September 2018 in Regional North West , Views: 31
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