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Hello! My name is Atasia and I just joined this website today.
My diagnosis is called Optic nerve hypoplasia. I am totally blind in my right eye but have useable vision in my left eye.
I am 19 years old, Even though 18 is considered an adult I sure don't feel like one. I'm still in high school. I missed a year or two because I was very sick when I was a child and missed a lot of school, I'm making it all up though.
I live in Pittsburgh pennsylvania.
My hobbies are singing, making videos for youtube, reading japanese comics, and cosplaying.
Cosplaying is when you dress up as a character from a japanese show. There are conventions where other people who like anime dress up in their outfits.
I hope to make a friend who has a common interest. Japanese cartoons are actually pretty good if you are willing to give them a try.
I look forward to getting to know you all.

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Hello Atasia,
Welcome! My name is rebecca.
I have congenital stationary night blindness and my vision is affected by a bunch of things. I use a cane and am beginning to read braille
I totally understand what you are going through. It is hard enough being a teenager, let alone being legally blind. I am interested in music and science. Your interests sound really cool too though


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Hello Atasia! My name is Sarah. I have Retinopathy Of Prematurity. I'm 17 and legally blind and I use a cane. My interests are going to amusement parks, horseback riding, talking online, and talking on the phone and listening to music. Your interests sound cool! I love making new friends.


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Thank you two for the warm welcome.
Both of your interests sound really cool. I love amusement parks! roller coasters are the best!
I too use a cane though not as often as I should but I'm working on it.
It is very difficult being a legally blind teen.
I wish you both the best and I hope that you are able to accomplish your goals.
So, Do you have a dream career?
I wish to be a phycologist.
What job would you like to pursue?


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I want to design and test roller coasters. What's your favorite roller coaster or ride? Mine is X2 at Six Flags Magic Mountain and Tatsu which is also at Magic Mountain.


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oh hello nice to meet you. my name is Chris. it's grate that you just joined this site.


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wow Sarah! That's really cool! Ah, my friend who lives in Ohio told me about Magic mountain. It sounds really fun! I have Kennywood here in Pittsburgh. Our most known roller coaster is the steel phantom. There is supposed to be a new roller coaster with loops and things coming to kennywood next year. I can't wait! If you ever visit Pittsburgh Sarah, you should defenetly have a day at kennywood. It might not be as great as other places but it's nice.

Oh, Hi Chris! It's a pleasure to meet you!


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Hey
I want to be a neurobiologist when I grow up to cure eye disorders
Use the cane it really helps. I used to be stubborn but now I use it and it is amazing how much it helps
I have been on magic mountain a bunch of times and I really like it.
Do you play an instrument? I play violin and i love it!


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Awesome! I've been to Sandusky Ohio to Cedar Point and it's awesome! I want to go to Hershe Park!


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Hello, Atsia my name is Paulina i have the same condition as sarah has and except i can see only out of my right eye because of a bad habit
and my interests are rollerblading, watching tv, playing video games, listening to music, and i love talking and hanging with friends and family nice to meet you and welcome to the site O i have watched some japanese shows before


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Paulina, You have Rop? I never knew that.


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I didnt know that either
if you dont mind my asking-how much vision do you have out of your other eye


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sarah and rebecka yes i do have ROP and i cant anything out of it anymore


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My doctor says I'm a picky eater because of my ROP.


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I am a picky eater in general
I always had this theory that visually impaired kids ate healthier though because the term eyes are larger than your stomach doesn't apply
I don't like mushy foods or fried foods I don't like dressing or any extra sauces and I hate cheese except on pizza
I also have nut allergies
you would think I am a bit picky lol!


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Welcome!


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Are you in love with me?


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what? oh wow. why do you ask that?


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well, scince 7 is gon, and you said earlier that you had a bit of a crush on me as well.


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can we please talk about this on zonebbs by phone? it's private.


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Lol.


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what?


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You guys are in love! lol!


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we didn't say we were.


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Foffy told me you were on the zone.


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yeah.


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So you love me?
7 was only using you.


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what are you going to do if i say yes.


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I'm crying with happyness!


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what's so exciting.


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i love you foffy.


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me too!


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i love you more.


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no I do more!


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