Pianist Desirae Brown looking at uncertain future because of rare eye ailment

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  • DogsBarking Provo, UT
    Nov. 12, 2010 10:58 p.m.

    As a fellow musician who has also lost vision in one eye from a similar illness, I know what she is going through. Your center field of vision is so off...it took me quite a while to adjust. Depth perception lost is hard to deal with as you find yourself grabbing at air instead of what you are reaching for or the ground seems closer or father than it is causing tripping and missteps. It would be hard to walk out on stage. No peripheral vision affects everything, causing problems with her keeping in time by sight with her sibblings.. even making driving hard is one thing that was so difficult to adjust to for me.

    You also go through a mourning or a loss or depression...like losing an arm or leg. It's difficult. God bless her. :)

  • Chickenchaser Centralia, WA
    Nov. 12, 2010 10:10 p.m.

    Welcome to the incredible world of the sightless Ms. Haddock. We are surrounded by these incredible folks who have left the word no out of their vocabulary.

  • BleedCougarBlue Enid, OK
    Nov. 12, 2010 1:48 p.m.

    Hang in there Desirae!

    I agree with you: knowing that the Lord is in charge and that He will cause all things, even painful things, to work together for our good, can help us get through anything.

    I'll be praying for you.

  • BlueCoug Orem, UT
    Nov. 12, 2010 10:43 a.m.

    Greg Brown used to be our son's home teacher and he used to come over for Sunday dinner occassionally. We attended his doctoral recital at the U a couple of years ago and met his other siblings. They're are great people and they are very close and very supportive of each other. They could probably perform over 200 times a year, but they've limited there performances to about 135 concerts a year, a bunched them together to allow extended breaks during their concert tours to devote to family.

    It's sad to learn of Desirae's eye problems. We will be praying for Desirae that things will work out for her according to the Lord's will.

  • Lyle Springville, UT
    Nov. 12, 2010 7:28 a.m.

    KBYU often plays this group's music. I love hearing it!

    It is amazing how the world changes when it goes two-dimensional. I admire this young lady's courage.