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Betcha Didn't Know...

I had a hard time coming up with something for this assignment. Just goes to show that I don't really think of this impairment unless I'm reminded of it. :) And that's a good thing.

 

Journaling: "One thing you wouldn’t necessarily know about me by looking at me is the fact that I can barely see out of my right eye. When I was about 11 years old, I was working at my parents’ bakery, and someone knocked a Rickey Lime Soda Snapple bottle off of a high counter and it exploded onto the ground. A small piece of glass shot straight into my right eye, shattering my lens and tearing a large whole into my cornea. It didn’t hurt very much, it just felt weird. My dad was there that night, and he drove home to pick up my mom, and they took me to the emergency room.

After that, it was all about surgeries and recovery and a replacement lens.

The accident left me with only a small amount of vision out of that eye - I can’t read or see distinct, sharp lines at all.

But the amazing part is how awesome the human body is! I can still use my peripheral vision, and my left eye has literally “picked up the slack” and has taken over for the loss. So much so that I don’t even notice it anymore. (Unless, of course, I’m asked what is something that people don’t normally know about me, haha.)"

 

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ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Pulled Stitches

From The Desk Of Collection Biggie

From The Desk Of Embellishment Mini 1 - Frames

Molly Milkshakes Collection

ScrapSimple Tools - Scripts: Supply Tracker 11101

ScrapSimple Tools - Scripts: File Save 2 11101

 

Thanks so much for looking!

 

Laurel :)

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This is an amazing story Laurel! I'm so glad you were able to overcome your misfortune. Love your layout. Great photos and I really love the swirl and stars in the corner. :)

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Wow Laurel. That is quite a story. It is good to know that your other eye has picked up the slack for you. It certainly doesn't keep you from creating great LO's, like this one.

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Great layout with an amazing title and amazing story! How fortunate you were that it was only one eye which was injured. No, I wouldn't guess from looking at you...your eyes are beautiful! Love the creative way you have a color picture for the main part and then the B&W (or chocolate) for the adorable filmstrip. Love your choices of embellishments. Lots of fun stuff going on here! (My oldest son only sees out of one eye, and he had no injury. He doesn't need glasses, either...like you, the other eye picked up the slack.)

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wow Laural! I never would have guessed! :D The layout is great, and I really like how many photos of yourself you have included in all of your layouts. They are fabulous. :D

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