Here is a piece just finished for The Pennsylvania Gazette magazine, AD:Catherine Gontarek.
The text: The e-mail arrived just before Christmas. It was from an Italian ophthalmologist. “We want to share a very great emotion with you,” she wrote. One of her patients, a child, had gone to the countryside with his parents about ten days before. The boy had been born with Leber’s congenital amaurosis, an inherited eye disease that had made him blind. Outside on one clear night, “he looked up at the sky and asked his mother what those little white spots were,” the doctor wrote. “He saw the stars for the first time in his life!”