Parochial Perils

From having to lug around large print books to being teased about having the front row seat in class, memoirist Dan Sullivan chronicles in relatable fashion the bullying and blessings he received while a student losing his vision attending St. Joe’s in rural Wisconsin. He writes about the hope the prayers of the Sisters gave him when he found out he had macular degeneration, an incurable eye condition.

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Image shows Janell Groskreutz at 16, standing next to a friend. Both are dressed in white high school cheerleader uniforms with a white skirt with red trim. Janell, on the left, is holding red and white pom poms and has a red bow in her hair. Both girls are smiling in this posed photo.

Playing the Part: An Adolescent Teen Trying to Fit in While Dealing With Her Ongoing Vision Loss

In “Playing the Part: An Adolescent Teen Trying to Fit in While Dealing With Her Ongoing Vision Loss,” Janell Groskreutz writes about her adolescent years and the challenge of trying to fit in as a high school freshman while dealing with the effects of juvenile macular degeneration.