Maxim’s Glow Story

Diagnosis:  Coats Disease  Annie and her husband, Alain say that their now ten-year-old son Maxim is very inquisitive about life.  He is a deep thinker, an investigator and a bit of a young scientist.  So when Maxim came to Annie at the age of eight …

Oskar’s Glow Story

Diagnosis: Amblyopia Das ist Oskar. Er ist 3 1/2 Jahre alt und hat Amblyopie, Schwachsichtigkeit. Es betrifft sein linkes Auge. Auf diesem hat er aktuell nur 10% Sehkraft und ca. 7 Dioptrien. Für uns hat er es seit dem 28.3.22, vermutlich hat er es schon …

Kinley’s Glow Story

Diagnosis: Retinoblastoma Kelly Morton developed a strabismus (lazy eye) at a young age. She was treated with patching therapy for over a year and wore glasses to correct her misalignment.  These measures were a complete success and she had no further visual issues. Later in …

Rocky’s Glow Story

Diagnosis: Retinoblastoma I would like to introduce our story with a little background.  I am a 38-year-old retinoblastoma survivor. In 1984, my mom was able to capture the glow in my right eye with flash photography.  This Glow led her to discover my cancer, and …

Thea’s Glow Story

Diagnosis: Retinoblastoma My name is Jonathan Smith.  My family and I live in Brisbane, Australia.  I am the proud father of a Retinoblastoma warrior – Theadora. I am honored to be invited by “Know the Glow” to share our story, especially because the information provided …

Eleanor’s Glow Story

Diagnosis: Retinoblastoma Our journey is one of perspective, persistence, hope and gratitude. This is our story. Our first child, Eloise, was born in October of 2013 – a tiny bundle who loved to be swaddled and rocked. Just after her first birthday, we began noticing …

Noa’s Glow Story

Diagnosis: Coats Disease Ana Sebrek is no different than any other mother trying to protect her child. “If I could bubble wrap my son, plus goggles and plus a helmet, I would!” she told Megan Webber, Co-Founder of KnowTheGlow. As Megan has learned from  speaking …

Rachel Mayta’s Glow Story

Diagnosis: Retinoblastoma ​​We at Know the Glow had the pleasure of speaking with Rachel Mayta.  Rachel is a 31 year old Retinoblastoma survivor who bursts with energy, joy and positivity.  She is bound and determined to reach others who are navigating the world with one …

Ammiel’s Glow Story

Diagnosis: Retinoblastoma When my son, Ammiel was just three months old, I noticed that there was a transparent white film on his right pupil.  Around the same time, I noticed a glow in his eye in the sunlight when he was outside of our house.  …

Jasen’s Glow Story

Diagnosis: Retinoblastoma ​​The first time Wendy saw the “flash” in her son Jasen’s eye, she thought she may have imagined it.  Jasen was just three months old and as Wendy laid him on the bed to change his clothing, the light hit his eye at …