I, too, thank God for drawing to your attention so quickly that there was a
severe eye problem and this while they were brand new little babies, and
corrections could happen right away. I pray that their good eye(s) will serve
them well throughout their lives.
This I believe is the same eye condition that NBA star Derek Fisher's
daughter had. Many will remember during the 2007 playoffs while playing with the
Jazz that he missed game 1 versus Golden State due to a personal family problem.
During Game 2 he flew back from NYC where his daughter had undergone surgery
that morning and entered the arena during the 3rd quarter. The crowd erupted
upon seeing him and he played a significant role in the Jazz victory. More
importantly, in the postgame interview he revealed that his daughter had
retinoblastoma and encouraged all to have their children checked by their
opthamologists. He has classified it as one of the most important moments of his
life. There is a youtube clip entitled "Derek Fisher's Career And His
Daughter's Life" that describes their ordeal. Many prayers for this
Such a beautiful set of boys. May the Lord continue to bless you.
Congratulations on your triplets! We have triplet boys as well and they are now
15. Yes, you can do this. We also had to make the decision to remove an eye
with one of the boys. It's an extremely tough decision but it was not
functioning, it was shrinking and looked very odd. He now has an ocular shell
that looks exactly like his other eye. He does so well with one working eye
that we forget he is blind in the other. We also would have never learned the
love of other people had we not had these boys. It's totally worth it.
Our first child was diagnosed with retinoblastoma at age two, a beautiful,
blonde-haired girl. She lost her eye, but not her heart. She excelled on the
track team and in dance; and now has 6 kids. The whole experience made her more
compassionate, more loving. She is the happiest of all out kids. Hard to see the
big picture (times 3!) but these kids will grow up to be wonderful human beings.
Your great faith is an inspiration to me! God bless you and your beautiful
Having been born blind in one eye and having it removed when I was eight years
old, I could relate a bit to this story. If they each have and can keep vision
in one eye, the quality of their lives will not be lessened. Lack of depth
perception will make playing ball, learning to drive. etc. a bit more
challenging,but beyond that there will be little impact. They are so blessed to
have had early diagnosis and such great parents.
God bless you. While in Toronto, please call a good friend of mine, Adonal
Noble in the Brampton Ward. I am sure he will find all the help you could
possibly need... and tell him his brother Steve Adams loves him.
God bless you.
Sometimes I think I have problems . . . then I read stories like this, and
I'm humbled and inspired. Praying this is the last scary time you have with
these three boys. But, realizing you have four boys, I imagine there may be a
few more ahead. Hopefully none like this, though. Good luck!
Dear Low family, It's hard what you are going through but your faith allows
you to see all the blessings you have with your four babies despite the pain. My
prayers are for all of you. The babies are so cute!
What beautiful little babies, and such a tender story. My heart is touched by
the love and courage these sweet parents have and all they are enduring.
It's inspiring to hear their words of faith as they face something so scary
and frustrating - especially after already enduring so much! Life seems
incredibly harsh sometimes. Several years ago, one of my children was
hospitalized for 10 weeks in a city thousands of miles from our home in order to
receive special treatment for a rare disease. We experienced the most amazing
kindness from complete strangers and more tender mercies than I could count. I
became a first-hand believer in miracles. In time, I've come to view that
agonizing time in our life as also one of our most precious blessings. When you
have a child(ren) with a rare disease, I've learned the burden we carry
does not get lighter, but with time our ability to carry the weight increases. I
pray for this little family that they will continue to see the miracles and that
God will give them the strength they need to face the many long, hard days and
Now THAT is a cute, cute picture.God bless you all in your trials!