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Megan’s Golden Prosthetic Eye!

by | Oct 17, 2022 | My story

Megan shares with us her retinoblastoma story, and how why she decided she wanted to have a golden prosthetic eye.
I was diagnosed with retinoblastoma at three-months-old, by the time I was one I had gone through six rounds of chemotherapy and cryotherapy, two blood transfusions and had my right eye removed.
Megan smiling with her golden artificial eye

 

I have never been embarrassed or felt weird for having one eye as I have no memories of not having it. I have been very lucky at school and throughout my life with everyone being so understanding or curious. I don’t necessarily hide the fact I have one eye, but I haven’t been obvious with it either!  I have been fortunate enough to always have such a brilliant prosthetics that unless people ask about why my eye doesn’t move, they don’t notice!

However this year, I had an idea to have something different, so when having my new mould done for my prosthetic I asked about different designs you could have, I never knew how many different designs can be done! So I did some research and found a beautiful golden design, it looked as though there was a glowing light in the eye.
I wanted to have something different to show how beautiful a disability can be, and to show how proud I am to be different. I really think more young people should have it advertised to them as I really think it could boost a lot of people’s confidence!
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