How a life-changing condition can permanently alter perspective
IN 2012, everything in Vanessa Potter’s life seemed fine. She was happily married, with two young children and a busy career as a media producer.
But one morning, she awoke to find everything dark and hazy.
By the following morning, 90% of her sight had gone. After endless medical tests, there was no answer to the question: “What is wrong with me?” A week later, her sight began to return – though with the colour drained from everything she saw. It turned out that she was suffering from Devic’s disease, a rare autoimmune disorder. Her memoir describes how her experience moved her life in a new direction, and explores the science behind her condition.