Molly Burke was born with a very rare eye disease and started to not be able to see things very clearly at the age of four. Even with her passion to play soccer was ended when she was diagnosed with this disease called retinitis pigmentosa. Retinitis pigmentosa or RP is a genetically transferred disease that can run in your family. This disease is when your retina which is the tissue part of the back of your eye is dark. It can show problems with seeing in your peripheral vision and that becomes black and gives you tunnel vision. Central vision is blurry and you have to see the paper to see the words or whatever is on it. The loss of vision of central and peripheral vision starts and comes over time. Trying to see in the night is even worse because you have a very difficult time trying to se whatever is there or what you think you see there. You may have problems with cataracts too. According to medical research and Dr’s retinitis pigmentosa a disease that happens to every 1 in 4,000 United States kid. There is no actual cure to this disease and complete vision loss is doesn't always happen. There are however, some ways to try to slow the disease down. Wear sunglasses outside the sunglasses will help with not having ultraviolet rays in your eyes. Eating things like vitamin A is good to help but drinking a lot of or taking large doses of Vitamin A can make you have liver problems. Doctors think that microchip implants can be like a video camera in the early stages of development and may help cure some of the blindness that comes with having Retinitis pigmentosa and the blindness could be more understood along with things like this in other serious eye condition cases. Molly was 14 years old when she stopped being able to see her parents, her friends, her teachers, and the girls who bullied her. The worst part in my opinion was that they bullied her because she was blind and they used to be her friends. Molly was blind but she wasn’t stupid. As an example, when Molly and her “friends” and all the rest of the 8th grade went to Ottawa for their 8th grade field trip Molly was gonna turn 14. Which is a very special age. When her “friends” said they would make her look pretty and throw her a surprise party Molly was very excited. She knew later that they wrote mean things on her face with makeup and took pictures and put them online and all over the internet. She knew they were taking photos because she could see the flash. That is something I can't really explain though. Molly must've just known they were taking photos. “ All I wanted was to be pretty.” said Molly Burke. In addition, the same girls took her to the forest behind their school and took her things. “ I was alone in the forest. I couldn’t see, I couldn’t walk, they took my crutches, my backpack, and… my dignity.” Molly did find a way to keep going but for a while she didn’t know who she was and didn’t have a will to keep going. I can't imagine what it would be like to be blind and bullied especially being blind. Molly’s story is by far the most fascinating to me and I now realized that she really is my true hero, and I can relate to her.