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The Blind Reality

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Becki Zerr shares her unique life experience as a healthcare provider and client, as well as being a mom. Becki has lived with monocular vision, no vision at all, and various degrees of partial sight. Each month, Becki tells honest stories of family, friendships, parenting, career, entrepreneurship and repeatedly defying the odds.

Becki Zerr shares her unique life experience as a healthcare provider and client, as well as being a mom. Becki has lived with monocular vision, no vision at all, and various degrees of partial sight. Each month, Becki tells honest stories of family, friendships, parenting, career, entrepreneurship and repeatedly defying the odds.

Location:

Canada

Description:

Becki Zerr shares her unique life experience as a healthcare provider and client, as well as being a mom. Becki has lived with monocular vision, no vision at all, and various degrees of partial sight. Each month, Becki tells honest stories of family, friendships, parenting, career, entrepreneurship and repeatedly defying the odds.

Language:

English


Episodes

Episode 11: With Appreciation: From the Beginning

9/14/2021
In this episode, Becki explores moments from her childhood, including surgeries, school and learning to navigate the medical world from a young age. Becki is joined by her longtime paediatric ophthalmologist, Dr. Ken Romanchuk, for a heartfelt conversation.

Duration:00:27:23

Episode 10: Making Choices

7/13/2021
From the moment we wake up each day, we make choices. Some are bigger than others, requiring more time and contemplation before stepping forward. Join Becki as she explores some of her choices that she has made during her vision loss journey. Becki is joined by her dad, Cal, to talk about some of his thoughts and experiences.

Duration:00:28:29

Episode 9: Reflection

6/8/2021
Becki reflects back to her childhood, sharing the day she was originally diagnosed with JRA, uveitis and glaucoma. And, as Becki looks back at her past, she contemplates her future. Becki‘s brother, Travis, joins the conversation and shares some childhood memories.

Duration:00:26:22

Episode 8: Shifting Titles

5/11/2021
Becki considers returning to work as a Registered Nurse, but will it be possible? There is no easy way around it, there's a mountain of boxes that need to be checked, hours of learning and years of acceptance to be faced. Listen in while Becki considers all of her options. Also, meet Becki‘s teacher and friend, Calynda.

Duration:00:31:03

Episode 7: stretch+adjust+change= joy

4/6/2021
Becki shares moments that made her realize change was inevitable, including humorous moments that nudged her out of her comfort zone on the road to redefining herself. Meet Becki‘s friend, Ashley, as they discuss navigating life as blind/partially sighted women.

Duration:00:33:39

Episode 6: Thank you for being a friend

3/9/2021
Friendships can truly be a valuable asset regardless of your life‘s circumstances. Join Becki as she talks about some special friends who have impacted her life. Meet Becki’s other best friend, Valene, as she joins the show to share some of her insights.

Duration:00:30:46

Episode 5: Magical Moments

2/9/2021
Parenting is hard. Parenting when you are blind or partially sighted is a whole other game. Becki shares personal moments as she was learning to be a partially sighted mom, and we meet Bennett, her 10-year-old son, who is her inspiration.

Duration:00:24:48

Episode 4: Baby Steps

1/12/2021
Fear and loneliness feel insurmountable until courage is found. Becki begins to explore what life is going to be like moving forward, and we meet Becki's best friend of 26 years, Erin. This episode may leave you reconsidering some of those old clothes you have kept over the years.

Duration:00:27:49

Episode 3: Grateful for hope

12/8/2020
Becki's perseverance continues when she is once again faced with adversity. Join Becki as she experiences a pivotal moment in her vision loss journey and listen to heartfelt moments shared by Becki‘s mother-in-law, Jewel.

Duration:00:23:00

Episode 2: Next Steps

11/10/2020
Following the loss of the rest of her sight, Becki found herself hospitalized and facing the prospect of surgery that wouldn't restore her sight for certain. Luckily her husband Brad was with her.

Duration:00:21:21

Episode 1: The Story of Becki's Vision Loss

10/12/2020
On August 23, 2013, Becki Zerr experienced a traumatic loss of vision. While Becki had some vision all her life, this event would change her life forever. Becki recounts this day and we'll hear from her mother about how this has affected her life.

Duration:00:26:44

The Blind Reality premieres October 13

10/9/2020
Becki Zerr shares her unique life experience as a healthcare provider and client, as well as being a mom. Becki has lived with monocular vision, no vision at all, and various degrees of partial sight. Each month, Becki tells honest stories of family, friendships, parenting, career, entrepreneurship and repeatedly defying the odds.

Duration:00:00:29