In the midst of classes, exams and preparing for the transition to college, Delaney Walsh received her diagnosis of Stargardt’s disease during her junior year of high school. 

Stargardt’s is a genetic eye disease causing vision loss. Although other family members were previously diagnosed with the same disease, Walsh had already been late in her teenage years without any symptoms. With no current cure, Walsh was pushed into the sudden change of going from having her full vision to blindness in the center of her eye. 

Now a senior at Augustana, Walsh said that one of the largest hurdles coming into the college as a new student was having to seek out her own accommodations. Read more…


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