1. Blind Boy Sees After Gene Therapy

    Blind Boy Sees After Gene Therapy

    Creed Pettit has been slowly going blind since the day he was born. Creed has a rare genetic condition called Leber congenital amaurosis (LCA) and it makes it impossible for him to see except in bright light. As an infant, sunset would bring on fits of colic that were soothed only by the glow of street lights or the brightly-lit Publix grocery store. As he grew older, Creed managed to find his way with lamps and high-powered flashlights and he learned to read with the help of special lighting. By age 9, he carried a flashlight everywhere, including his school ...

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