That's So Chronic
Abbie Madden & Congenital Glaucoma
Hi! Welcome to That’s So Chronic. Today you are in for a treat as I interview my friend Abbie Madden. Abbie was born with congenital glaucoma, which has led to a variety of different diagnoses for her eyes. This hasn’t stopped her though! Abbie has traveled the world, founded a circus and dance company called Blindful, and has most recently been awarded Arts Access Australia’s National Leadership Award… Yeah! She’s a pretty big deal!
In this episode Abbie talks us through her diagnoses, fills us in on the time she washed a contact lens down the drain, how her company Blindful came to be, and she has a message to everyone with 20/20 vision.
You can find out more about Blindful and the work Abbie does for accessibility over on instagram @bliindful
Here’s a link explaining what Arts Access Australia’s awards are all about: https://artsaccessaustralia.org/celebrating-outstanding-achievement-at-the-2020-national-arts-and-disability-awards/
Find out more information about the term “legally blind” or to book an eye test at specsavers.co.nz
And as always, feel free to reach out to me, I’m @thatssochronic on instagram
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Disclaimer: Here at That's So Chronic we are sharing personal stories and are not advocating any type of treatment, therapy, procedure or intervention. Everyone is unique so please seek professional medical advice before making any decisions for yourself or for others.