A Future Without Usher
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Usher Syndrome Type 2C is a debilitating genetic condition causing deafness at birth and then blindness in adolescence. This means both boys will eventually lose their sight along with their already limited hearing.
Mum, Julianne says, “I remember hoping, while waiting for the results of the genetic testing, that whatever they had it wasn’t Usher. When we had our fears come true, we were a little angry and sad.”
Imagine what it must be like to slowly lose your hearing and then your sight. Especially as a child. What will future Christmases be like for these boys?
“That is why the work happening at CMRI is so exciting, as their goal is to turn genetic knowledge into treatments and even cures.”