Emotional Moment Mum Runs 5k Race Blindfolded For Her Son With Rare Eye Condition

An mum was inspired by her son with a rare eye condition to run a 5k race blindfolded for charity. 

Lucy Constable’s four-year-old son Freddie was diagnosed with bilateral congenital glaucoma when he was three months old.

Freddie has needed surgery eight times since his diagnosis and is fortunate to have kept the majority of his sight. 

With his condition, there is a resistance to the flow of eye fluid in his eyes, causing increased pressure. If the disease is treated at a young age, vision can remain unimpaired as adults. 

“Without Great Ormond Street, Freddie would have lost his sight and it is to represent how grateful we are for that,” the mother said about running the Race for the Kids.

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