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b142d3e0-1755-4e50-8729-9bf9ae0835c6For World Rare Disease Month: Take the ‘Blindfold Breakfast’ Challenge


What is your most difficult morning challenge? Choosing your outfit for the day? Getting the kids ready for school? Trying not to hurt your arm as you sling the alarm clock across the room?

Beginning February 29th, designated World Rare Disease Day because it’s the rarest day of the year, and through March, Rare Disease month, we challenge you to eat your breakfast — even if it’s just a bowl of cereal — while wearing a blindfold.

Why, you ask? Sofia Sees Hope, a nonprofit organization dedicated to raising awareness of rare inherited retinal diseases, wants you to challenge yourself to experience just one simple meal without the use of your sight. This is what life is like every day for someone suffering from a rare inherited retinal disease.

Join hundreds of other families, schools, children and celebrities to show us how well you eat your breakfast blindfolded – and then challenge five of your friends! Take a video, take a photo, take a “selfie” of your experience and share it on social media with the hashtag #blindfoldbreakfast. We’ll grab the best and share them. Learn more at http://www.blindfoldbreakfast.org/

Sofia Sees Hope is inspired by a young teen with a rare inherited retinal disease who hopes to someday be able to see the stars at night. We are dedicated to making this possible for all those affected by blindness caused by Leber Congenital Amaurosis and other rare inherited eye diseases. We do this by raising funds for: