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Supporter Profiles

At BostonSight, philanthropic giving is vital to achieving our mission. These donor and volunteer stories highlight how BostonSight changes lives.

Powering Through

Maureen suffered with deteriorating vision caused by keratoconus for 11 years. It negatively affected every facet of her life, keeping her home after dark, unable to use her eyes for more than 3-4 hours per day.   Read More

Maureen, who has keratoconus, ran the Boston Marathon to benefit BostonSight

Joy Again

The introduction of PROSE into my life was not as dramatic as some of the stories I’ve read, but no less profound for me. Friends ask ‘how do you like your new devices?’ or ‘are you glad you went to all that trouble?’...   Read More

PROSE patient with GVHD Bobbi

A New Beginning

It was the autumn of 1986 and Kittie Jo Palmer had just turned 22. “It all began on a Friday when my eyes started to burn after taking some ibuprofen.” She was taken to a local hospital...   Read More

PROSE patient and SJS survivor Kitty Jo with her husband

Getting Through it With Your Life

Six years after surviving SJS/TENS, Eileen Share found BFS and got her sight back. Able to read for the first time in years, she joined a local book group. Soon after that...   Read More

Stevens Johnson syndrome survivors  and PROSE patients Jeriann and Eileen

Thanks for a Lifetime

Hi, it’s me, Ellen. I’m not sure if you remember me, but I make an annual donation to BFS because it is a truly amazing place. I’m not sure how long...   Read More

Ellen raises money for BostonSight each year in thanks for Dad Bill's treatment

A Hero Among Us

When Stevens Johnson syndrome hit 22 year-old Jeriann Peabody in October 2011, it hit her hard. By the time she left the hospital, her eyes were severely light sensitive...   Read More

A View from the 'Other Side'

I am writing to express my gratitude for everything that BFS did for my daughter during her visit to BFS; the impact on her life has been nothing short of “transformative”. Alexis has suffered...   Read More

PROSE patient Alexis and her father Michael

TWO PROSE Parents, One MIssion

Jean McCawley and Jill Kleeman are mothers who transformed their children's diagnosis of Stevens Johnson syndrome into a passionate crusade for awareness.   Read More

SJS Kids Week 2010 - Julie and Jean McCawley

Road Warrior

Ralf Jarchow, the father of a PROSE patient, biked across Canada in 2011. Read why.   Read More

Ralf and Megan Jarchow