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Kaleidoscope: The Cortical Visual Impairment Podcast

Jul 25, 2020

Cindy Younan, founder of cvijourney.com and mother to Valentina (1.5 years), describes the day during her pregnancy when she found out about her daughter’s complications. There have been highs, lows and personal sacrifices since then, which Cindy has embraced with a positive spirit.

Smiling family of three

We talk about what went through...


Jun 6, 2020

Kira Brady tells the journey to her son’s diagnoses, which include cerebral palsy (CP), periventricular leukomalacia (PVL) and cortical visual impairment (CVI). We marvel at how it can be so difficult to get a diagnosis even when, in hindsight, Mason is considered a “textbook” case.

A boy wearing noise-cancelling headphones stands in front of a statue of a seal and fish

A few things come...


Apr 25, 2020

close-up of Barbara and Logan

Barbara Lopez Avila has a PhD in developmental psychology. But she says she still feels ill-prepared to help her son Logan navigate life with cortical visual impairment (CVI).

How can that be? She writes in a recent blog post for the Pediatric Cortical Visual Impairment Society, “…while CVI is the leading cause of...


Feb 17, 2020

Grace (8) is a vibrant second grader with lots to say. She describes what it’s like to live with cortical visual impairment – the things that upset her and the special characteristics she relies on day-to-day.

She says, “I’m not afraid to speak up.” And so she does.

Grace smiles


Dec 9, 2019

Cheyanne Marcy has been an advocate on big stages, on everyday social media platforms and in day-to-day life on behalf of her son, Archer (5). She values action and advocacy – and has navigated not one, not two, but three state education systems.

She writes, “… I learned I was not doing enough to advocate for my...