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by Katey Duppong
Katey Duppong was diagnosed with Retinitis Pigmentosa (RP) at age 16. RP is an inherited eye disease featured by progressive vision loss. It typically begins with night blindness, narrows to “tunnel vision” and usually ends in blindness or near blindness. The stages occur differently with everyone.
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Retinitis Pigmentosa is a strange thing. One minute you feel fine, like you’re not being affected by your dwindling vision, then the next minute your world seems to be tumbling to the ground because you can’t find the remote control ANYWHERE! Of course RP does more serious things to us than not being able to find the remote… But honestly I don’t like to think about that. Let’s take it for what it’s worth, and be happy! After all, our timer is ticking, and I know I have TONS to accomplish before the “Ding!”
After getting my jewelry business started, I had another idea come to mind. I’m always on Pinterest and find great ideas on how to make life a little easier. I thought to myself, “why not have a place to share these ideas?” That’s when I created “A Fabulously Simple Life.” On this facebook page you’ll be able to see simple recipes, decorating ideas, and things that make life … Well…. Simple! I’ve had great feedback from this page, and it’s nice to know that people are benefiting from what I’m sharing!
As for now, I’m reaching for the stars (that I ironically can’t see haha) and taking one day at a time!
I have a timer clicking away the days I have left to see, and I never want to regret not giving it my all.
Hi, I’m Katey Duppong. I’m 20 years old. My life consists of working full time as a at a child care center, going to school full time for Business, building my “Katey’s Unique Boutique” jewelry business, and being a wonderful wife – all while having Retinitis Pigmentosa! Some say I’m crazy for trying to accomplish so many things at once … But honestly, I have a timer clicking away the days I have left to see, and I never want to regret not giving it my all. Living life to it’s every potential is my one and only option, and I’m doing it in style!
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