Favorite Friend Friday, Mina
In 2014 LEBDV’s forSight Newsletter featured adorable Mina, a young boy who was born with Peter’s Anomaly. Mina received his first cornea transplant at just four months old, followed by another one at six months.
We had the pleasure of catching up with Mina’s dad, Hany, and learning what that not-so-little boy is up to now. Mina is now 11 years old and starting his first year of Middle School. When Mina first began school he needed extra support and was behind his classmates, but going into sixth grade he is all caught up and taking all the same classes as his peers!
Mina underwent an additional cornea transplant surgery on his right eye in 2014. Two years ago he received Lasik surgery on his left eye, and the procedure was repeated again this past June. Although the pressure levels in his left eye need to be closely monitored right now, Mina’s Doctors, Dr. Levin and Dr. Rapuano are both very pleased with the state of both his corneas.
In addition to being able to read and write like the rest of us, Mina is also fluent in braille. When he is not in school, Mina enjoy spending time with his family, playing video games, and swimming.
We cannot wait to see all the wonderful things Mina and his family continue to do!