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Molly’s story..

Molly’s story..

Let me introduce you to Molly Watt. Molly is currently studying BTEC Art and A2 English Language and Literature at Strode’s and she is amazing.

Molly has a rare genetic disorder called Usher Syndrome type 2 which means she was born severely deaf and at the age of 12 she was diagnosed with retinitis pigmentosa (RP), an eye condition that causes night blindness, glare blindness and tunnel vision. The condition is progressive and to date there is no cure! This means that the small everyday things we take for granted are a huge challenge for Molly, such as ensuring she doesn’t put her clothes on back to front or washing her hair three times with conditioner.

 At the age of 14, Molly found a way to deal with Usher Syndrome and the impact it was having on her life and those around her ... she decided to create videos informing people of the unpleasant situations she had faced within education, sharing real life situations such as the times other children asked why she was allowed to bring her pet to school (her guide dog Uni) when they were not. Molly can laugh off these comments now but at a young age being made to feel different cannot have been easy.

Take a look at Molly’s latest video it is amazing…

According to Molly the latest video only took a few hours (with a little help from Mum) and once she is in the zone she doesn’t stop until she has finished. Molly purposely alters the contrast and has the subtitles accessible for all abilities whether partially sighted, severely sighted or hearing impaired.

For more information on Molly and Usher Syndrome log onto Molly’s website at

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