Family

Celebrity host Sophie Thompson is joined by the Suttons: Rachel, Paul and 3-year-old Nell. Nell has vision impairment because of glaucoma which she inherited from father Paul, who is registered blind. Glaucoma also runs in Sophie’s family; her mother has a less severe form which she inherited from her mother and means both Sophie and sister Emma must have regular check-ups. Sophie and the Suttons are also joined by Roger Whalley, whose 5-year-old daughter Josie suffered a stroke at birth causing vision impairment. Both families have children with and without sight loss and discuss how it impacts dynamics; bonding; learning and development. Josie loves to bake and Nell loves art; both girls are inspirational characters who do not let their sight loss hold them back in life and neither do their families.

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