Eyes for Olivia was created to help with our local fundraising efforts for the
Curing Retinal Blindness Foundation.

At the age of four, our daughter Olivia was diagnosed with a rare retinal disease called Lebers Congenital Amaurosis due to a mutation in the CRB1 gene. This disease causes progressive vision loss and there currently is no cure. Due to the progressive nature of the disease she will continue to slowly lose the remaining vision that she has. We have no way of knowing how quickly the progression of vision loss will occur or if or when Olivia will lose her vision completely.

The Curing Retinal Blindness Foundation is made up of other families like ours. Together we are fundraising, raising awareness and advocating for research towards a cure for CRB1 related retinal disease.

Please visit our foundations website www.crb1.org
to see more information on the Curing Retinal Blindness Foundation and the amazing progress we are making.

Thank you for visiting our site. Please visit our other pages and plan to attend one of our fundraisers. Or, visit the donate page and make an online donation direct to Curing Retinal Blindness Foundation on behalf of Olivia and the Hoffman family.

To see more information check out our facebook page Eyes for Olivia.
"Hello, this is Olivia and I would like to say a few words to you myself. All of the money that we raise goes to the Curing Retinal Blindness Foundation. This foundation is working incredibly hard to find a cure for the disease that affects my eyes. I have a lot of faith in the foundation that they will one day find a cure. Honestly, I do not know how much longer I will be able to continue taking dance classes, reading, or even seeing the beautiful colors that surround us every day. I don't even know if I will be able to drive when I turn sixteen. I don't want to lose all of these things that we constantly take for granted because we don't realize how lucky we are to have them. Please, help me to save my vision. I would be forever grateful for your endless kindness. Thank you"