“I went to work, like any other day, opening the door to my law practice.  As I stood in my office, the sight in my left eye was gone.  It happened so quickly that it felt unreal.  I naturally called my wife, immediately, to take me to an eye specialist.  As I tried to stay calm,  I couldn’t help but begin to imagine if I was going to lose my vision in this eye, or even worse, that this could happen to my other eye as well.  After I was examined by the doctor, he informed my wife and me that I had a detached retina.  The doctor asked me if I had been experiencing any floaters in my eye.  I told that I had but I didn’t think anything of it.  Big mistake.  He then went on to say that if I had addressed the floaters early on that my eye could have been saved. But unfortunately, at this point it was too late and I would be completely blind, in that eye, for the rest of my life.  I began to cry and wonder what would become of me and my practice?  How was I going to support my family?  My wife loving turned to me and said, “I love you and we’re going to get through this together. You still have the use of your right eye and I will be there to help you any way I can.”  My incredible wife was right.  Over the last 6 years, I have continued to practice law and take care of my family.  I have come to appreciate everything I see and everyone I come into contact with.  Never take anything for granted because it can be taken away from you in the blink of an eye.”

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