Providing help for families of children with vision loss
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The Institute prepares over 50 children a year for eye surgeries and exams, medical treatment, and visits to the doctor.
PACT is a monthly family support group for children and youth adjusting to wearing an ocular prosthesis , artificial eye.
Helping over 200 families a year during time of child’s diagnosis, medical treatment and doctor’s appointments, to regaining a sense of normalcy in their daily lives.
While playing outside at a neighborhood gathering, Sonny was accidentally shot in the eye by a pellet gun. The pellet caused trauma to the outer membranes of Sonny’s eye, leaving him with pain and loss of vision. Sonny and his father, Mike, were referred to the Institute by the Pediatric Ophthalmologist at the Vison Center, Children’s Hospital Los Angeles. Mike and Sonny faced the unimaginable, as they made the difficult decision to move forward with surgery, and removal of Sonny’s eye.
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The Institute's founder empathized deeply with the heartache and emotional crisis a child's illness brings; realizing that the whole family is "the patient" and what helps one family member helps the whole family.
Nancy Mansfield, Ph.D
Founding Director, Institute for Families
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