The Story of My Second Sight

May 05, 2017, 09:33 AM

Imagine how it would feel to one day wake up and find your vision descending into darkness. Your fingertips are becoming numb, and as the World closes in - you realise there is nothing you can do to stop it.

This is what happened to Vannessa Potter, who went from a high flying career as a producer, to being completely blind, unable to walk, and with her sense and touch completely gone.

Going blind led Vanessa to turn science sleuth, keeping detailed audio-diaries and reinventing herself as Patient H 69, to uncover the reality behind her unique experience.

Her remarkable story has now been adapted into a book.

RNIB Connect Radio's Simon Pauley spoke with Vanessa to find out more about her inspirational story.