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Ashlyn & Sydney – 2 amazing young ladies with a common tie.

first prosthesis





Some days we have the opportunity to watch something truly spectacular and healing occur when our patients meet each other. Today was one of those days. The devastation of retinoblastoma has the potential to tear a lot of people apart, today it brought two young ladies together in hope and friendship.

Ashlyn is a sweet 2 year old who came in today to get her first prosthesis. She has been a bit tentative of the whole process of trying on her prosthesis. Coincidentally, (if you believe in coincidence) Sydney a very sweet 16 year old came in to begin the process of a new prosthetic eye. Without any prompting, Sydney introduced herself and showed Ashlyn how easy it was for her to put in and take out her own prosthetic. Ashlyn’s cute little brown eye got so big and her heart grew so brave. She sat right down and did an amazing job of allowing us to install her prosthetic eye. She was so brave and so proud of herself. We are so proud of her and Sydney and their parents who were able to witness this very sweet and hopeful moment in time. Thank you Ashlyn and Sydney for warming all of our hearts today!

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  • Marlene says:

    What a heartwarming story. Blessings to you all.

  • Samantha S says:

    Sydney’s gift to Ashlyn continues. Ashlyn took her eye out all by her self yesterday afternoon. She started to get upset when I told her I had to put it back in. I reminded her about Sydney and she sat back calmly and watched her cartoon while I put it back in. Thank you so so much!

  • Emily T. says:

    I’m so glad little Ashlyn is finally doing better. You guys have been through such an ordeal in the past several months and I am happy to see that everything is falling back into place. 🙂 <3