“Moorfields saved my right eye after an accident when I was two (nearly three) years old, and during those first few years I was a regular patient as the amazing team worked to fix the eye and rescue my sight. Twenty-five years later and I live with partial sight in my right eye, which has no lens or iris. However without Moorfields this eye would not be functioning at all. Every year I return for a check-up, and the hospital’s continuous inspiring work has increased my awareness of blind and partially sighted folk and the access services available to visually impaired people, including audio description. I am now a documentary filmmaker; my first film focuses on audio description in theatre and when eventually released, I hope that both patients and staff of Moorfields will benefit from the storytelling.
“In 2016 I participated in the Shine Night Walk for Cancer Research UK with my family, walking 13.5 miles through the streets of London - it was a magical experience. My mum has been with me for almost every visit to Moorfields, both as support for me and because of her own history with the hospital. During my last visit, my mum picked up a leaflet about the Eye to Eye walk - we both knew in our hearts that this was something we had to do, wanting to give something back to the very place that has helped us heal. We now hope to walk for Moorfields every year.”