Here is Jane
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Thank you for your lovely message, and for telling us about your Mum and how she was against you taking part in the trials. I hope Gordon will come round before I go through with it. I will do what I want to do, but I would like to know that he is behind me.
You’re so right, it is a really huge step. We’re not just going to get our sight back. For lots of us getting our sight back will change who we are and how people see us and behave towards us. This really will be a life changing experience.
There are so many people coming from all over the place for the trials, so you won’t be short of friends to visit when you set out on your trips around the world. You sound so adventurous. Perhaps we’ll meet up somewhere exotic when I’m touring with an orchestra again, you can come to a concert and we can meet up afterward.
I can’t wait to meet you, Jane.
Yeah, I want to start travelling when I can see better again. I used to go, but then it got a bit dangerous to go on my own. You shouldn’t travel alone if you haven’t done it before though, hen. We can go backpacking together. I can show you the ropes. I know loads of really good hostels in the Far East and Australia. That would be cool.
See you soon, and I’ll bring some rough Guides so we can start planning our first trip.
Have you thought about your family when you go tripping off like Michael Palin? Are they going with you?
You sound so spoilt. And you didn’t say anything you want to do with your children or your husband if you get your sight restored. Just that you don’t want him getting ratty with you.
Poor bloke. It sounds like he takes really good care of you and you get to go out and do stuff together.
My husband left me when I lost my sight after an accident. He said he couldn’t cope with living with me when I couldn’t do things anymore. He got custody of our son too, so I only see him when my ex has the time to take us all out together. You’re really lucky, Jane.
But I do get why you want to see properly, and I hope it works out for you. I’m going to try to sign up for the trials now, and I’ll be watching Helen’s page to see how you all get on.
Helen, thanks so much for doing this page so we can all see how it goes.
Can you be for real? Does anyone really speak like that?
I bet you live in Hove Actually, with a voice like that. And your husband is a solicitor or something like that.
I hope he still wants you after you’ve finished dashing off all over the world.
I don’t know if you’ll remember me from college? RNIB Redhill. It was a long time ago, and I often wondered what happened to you after we left. It sounds like that Business Studies course has done well for you. I was made redundant from telephony a few years ago, but I got a great little job in a pet grooming parlour. I think having a Guide Dog helps – all the clients think I’ve got some sort of special touch.
I’ll be in Zagreb too, so see you there.
I don’t know why you old people think it’s okay for you to have this treatment. Shouldn’t it be young people from poor countries who get to see again? Then they might stand a chance of getting an education and earning a living. It would make a real difference to someone like that. It’s not right that someone who has so much already gets this treatment, while people in Africa go blind for no good reason.
You said you’d ring to let us know how it went . Dad tried to call you, but couldn’t get through. I hope you didn’t forget your charger – again.
I hope it all went okay. Can’t wait to hear if you can see now.
See you soon,
Love Jem xxx
Jem and I were talking about the make-over we’re going to give you when you get back. You won’t recognise yourself. It’s going to be such fun.
Love Sophie xx
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