Hollie and John

“I have never met anyone like my father”

The last in our series of guest blog posts for Deafblind Awareness Week, Deafblind Scotland talks to Hollie about her experiences growing up with her dad who is deafblind… “We thought he was a spy. My father could move like a cat. Despite his size, despite his disability, he moved as if stealth were bred into … Read more

Johnboy shooting a bow and arrow

“It is comforting to know that I’m not alone”

Continuing our series of guest blog posts for Deafblind Awareness Week, deafblind archer, John, shares his story… John was born deaf and started loosing his sight when he was 19 after being diagnosed with Usher Syndrome. This is a disorder that, among other things, causes the progressive degeneration of the retina. Today he is left … Read more

John Churcher at the top of the Eigar

A Deafblind Paraclimber’s Story

Continuing our series of guest blog posts for Deafblind Awareness Week, deafblind paraclimber, John, shares his story… John from Birmingham was born with a 50% hearing loss and, after being diagnosed with Usher Syndrome Type 2 as a teenager, his sight gradually deteriorated. He is left with just 3% vision which is fragmented with parts … Read more