I Began To Lose My Vision, Then Went Completely Blind

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  • Апублікавана 9 Крс 2019
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    When Layla was fourteen she was diagnosed with a rare eye disease called Retinitis Pigmentosa which caused her to become visually impaired, and then slowly she lost vision and went blind. Acceptance was not an easy thing for her, and staying strong throughout it was like learning to walk all over again.
    Losing her vision at fourteen was so terrifying - the kind of scary true stories that other people had, but she never imagined that she would have such a scary storytime story to share. At her age, she was already going through a lot at school, studying for tests and placement exams, and dealing with all the other stresses that come with being a teenager about to enter high school.
    Although it started slowly, things sped up until the darkness literally closed in around her - first her peripheral vision narrowed, and then it shut down altogether leaving her with only light and shadow perception. This first true scary moment of total visual impairment - of going blind - sent her into a spiral of anxiety and depression. She had zero acceptance for what happened and she felt so weak, so not strong, and she just closed in. She then went completely blind.
    Her classmates and schoolmates didn't know how to react to or deal with her, they had never been around someone who was visually impaired and they didn't accept her, weren't nice to her. This just added to her mental health issues and made it even harder to stay strong and she ended up needing to go to therapy once a week to learn acceptance and make a plan for her life.
    Layla's moms wanted to move her to a school with other blind kids but that would have meant moving to a different country and she didn't want to leave. As terrible as her school was, she still had close best friends there that she didn't want to be without.The whole idea of moving away and trying to meet new people was a scary thought no matter what, and add that to being suddenly visually impaired - no way.
    She won the argument and was able to stay at her school, but she was treated so differently - it was awful. Of course, she needed to be treated a bit differently because she was blind, but people acted like she was totally incompetent at everything and couldn't do anything on her own. She was the first visually impaired kid in her school, really the first kid with a disability.
    But she was staying strong and learning acceptance and to manage her blindness. She learned to read and write braille, but the teachers didn't know how to handle that, and still wouldn't let her do much by herself. It was a disability, but she as not letting it disable her!
    The school kept making things harder instead of easier, telling her she couldn't do her drama class or music class anymore - which made no sense since she was able to act and play music just as she always had.
    For every exam and test she had, instead of letting her use her skills with braille and new technologies to assist visually impaired students, they made her sit in a separate room and speak the answers to a teacher who would write them down. This was really hard for her because it would make her feel so anxious and nervous that she would forget the answers, or jumble them up when she spoke.
    Then, she got an amazing and adorable guide dog, and somehow this broke the ice and people began paying more attention to her. Now she's eighteen and people have realized that she is still just as capable and strong as she was before, and while she can't do some things that rely on sight, she's still capable of doing everything else, she's still human after all.
    Layla's family, friends, and girlfriend don't judge her because she's blind, they love her for who she is.

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Каментарыі • 13 353

  • SakuraWolfie UwU
    SakuraWolfie UwU 13 годин таму

    I’ve been watching storybooth for years but just now I realized....that I forgot to subscribe....I’m sorry...I am subbed now

  • Hulan Hulka
    Hulan Hulka Дзень таму

    Wait what is her mom s a lesbian and she is a lesbian im so confused 🤷‍♀️

  • Kimarla Yeet
    Kimarla Yeet Дзень таму

    L: lovely
    A: amazing
    Y: you
    L: look
    A: amazing

  • SomeGacha Boi
    SomeGacha Boi Дзень таму

    Layla: I'm blind
    Everyone: Okay
    Also Layla: I'm pansexual and I have 2 mums
    Everyone: *oMg YoUr sO sPeCiAl FoR bEiNg LgBt lEt'S bE bEsT FrIeNdS fOrEvEr jBxQyLvWmAgUkT*

  • Parker Nokes
    Parker Nokes Дзень таму

    Me finds out her and her moms aren’t straight
    LGBTQ+ FAMMMMMMMM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • That one Pansexual
    That one Pansexual 2 дні таму +1

    Her: "Both of my moms-" "And my girlfriend"
    Me: Thats so cute 💖
    Also me: Is crying because i am so friggin single

  • Keyaira Effit
    Keyaira Effit 3 дні таму

    Dang poor girl😔😕

  • special doggo
    special doggo 4 дні таму +1

    Storybooth: actually real stories
    Other channels: my sister has a crush on my dad but is my cousin?¿?

  • 《 athena 》
    《 athena 》 4 дні таму

    She has two moms AND A GIRLFRIEND YALL WE WON 🤪🏳️‍🌈

    • SomeGacha Boi
      SomeGacha Boi Дзень таму

      You wouldnt say that if she had a mom and a dad and she had a boyfriend

  • NotASmartCookieh
    NotASmartCookieh 5 дзён таму +1

    I don't mean to sound rude but, it's sad she can't see this.

  • Big Red Sub
    Big Red Sub 5 дзён таму +1


  • LunaRainbow NightmereDashShadow303
    LunaRainbow NightmereDashShadow303 5 дзён таму +1

    Are you goth or something?

  • M. Watts
    M. Watts 7 дзён таму +1

    People were being dumd when they treated you like that also you should read about Helen Keller

  • Sophia Whitner
    Sophia Whitner 7 дзён таму

    You're so inspirational.

  • Bolo Bands
    Bolo Bands 7 дзён таму

    Am i the only one that thought she got her vision back

  • Gladis Martinez
    Gladis Martinez 8 дзён таму

    She is lesbian and her moms too😊 and it’s ok

  • ´ peachiitea
    ´ peachiitea 8 дзён таму +3

    “you can’t do music” is bullshit. we have a blind girl at our school and she’s one of the best musicians ive seen.

    • SomeGacha Boi
      SomeGacha Boi Дзень таму +1

      My cousin is blind and autistic and she won *_13_* awards just for her singing and her piano playing (7 for piano and 6 for singing)

  • ubah haji
    ubah haji 8 дзён таму

    She is a lesbian and her mom's are lesbians

  • King of internet
    King of internet 9 дзён таму

    I have that dease but it isnt too sevire yet

    LPS JULY 9 дзён таму

    This video is amazing ♡♡♡

  • rebecca zorn
    rebecca zorn 9 дзён таму +1

    Teacher: you can't play music if you're blind.
    Ray Charles: Is that so.

    • SomeGacha Boi
      SomeGacha Boi Дзень таму

      My autistic and blind cousin: *Hold my BTS mug*

  • LibiWolf354
    LibiWolf354 9 дзён таму

    I’m just happy that no one cares that she’s lesbian because it doesn’t matter we r why we r

  • •զ ա ҽ ҽ ղ օաօ ՄաՄ•

    Who else closed there eyes before so you can know how it looks when you can’t see :p

  • Makaila Watson
    Makaila Watson 10 дзён таму

    I have a girlfriend

  • Alis Always
    Alis Always 11 дзён таму +1


  • Madelyn Ray
    Madelyn Ray 11 дзён таму

    She looks like Sayaka from Danganronpa

  • annu
    annu 11 дзён таму

    why she looking like a smurf tho

  • Thegalaxyx2
    Thegalaxyx2 13 дзён таму

    Tbh how did she submit this or did her friend or mom did or family?

  • Juliet Will
    Juliet Will 14 дзён таму

    this must have been hard to film.. er record this.. she probably got someone to help her

  • Sara Babar
    Sara Babar 14 дзён таму

    That is soooo sad....
    Question of the day: what will you do if you found out you are blind

  • FoRM 55
    FoRM 55 14 дзён таму

    Lesbian story lol

  • Cotter Creations
    Cotter Creations 15 дзён таму +1

    I like storyboth:3 :)

  • Blue J
    Blue J 15 дзён таму

    I like the fact that they let people with disability's and a different sexuality than most overs make story( me being pansexual and have astma and all that)

  • TryTheAlive
    TryTheAlive 16 дзён таму

    Storybooth: I began to lose vision, and then i went blind

    Share my story: I'm allergic to touch, water, sun

  • 🌙 Ginger Winx 🌙
    🌙 Ginger Winx 🌙 16 дзён таму

    This just reminds me of winx club.

  • irene siyu
    irene siyu 17 дзён таму

    Your two mom is lesbern

  • Sophie Rae
    Sophie Rae 17 дзён таму

    Wait why is she watching a movie if she cant see?..

  • Cute Puppy
    Cute Puppy 17 дзён таму

    She has a girlfriend while she is a girl

  • Adidas Man
    Adidas Man 19 дзён таму

    So Yuri got blind

  • Androne Gaming
    Androne Gaming 20 дзён таму

    my stomach is empty, then im completely starving

  • Daniel A
    Daniel A 20 дзён таму

    But if she lost her vision she’s way less capable lol

  • •Strangest Sydney•
    •Strangest Sydney• 21 дзень таму +1

    Girlfriend, you’re blind AND gay?!

  • AndoyGaming
    AndoyGaming 21 дзень таму

    Are u and your parents gay?

  • The Normal ukulele player
    The Normal ukulele player 22 дні таму

    Blindness. ✅
    Independent ✅
    Talented. ✅
    Hates people doing everything for her ✅
    Earth bender ❌
    Sorry I thought u where toph
    Jk 😂 just joking this is not a hate comment just her for a laugh I think your cool and independent

  • Aravindhan Venkatesan
    Aravindhan Venkatesan 22 дні таму

    nice.. its real

  • Suri Rios
    Suri Rios 23 дні таму

    Its like shes in Gryffindor in Hogwarts that means she gets to meet harry potter cool.🤗🤗🤗🤗

  • 「 Rhianna 」
    「 Rhianna 」 26 дзён таму +2

    I love the fact that story booth doesn’t make it an ‘important’ part that she is gay

  • It’sDJJplayz Gaming
    It’sDJJplayz Gaming 27 дзён таму +1

    Me:fuck u brother
    Brother:fuck u ugly as bitch
    Mom:shut the fuck up
    Dad:man y’all annoying I’m leaving
    Stepbrother:fuck all y’all

  • Los Cñores
    Los Cñores 28 дзён таму +1

    It’s me or they are dressed like in Harry Potter movies?

  • MEGO Kuotsu
    MEGO Kuotsu Месяц таму

    You have two mom's wait is one of them your step mom or they are lesbians couple

  • Bailee Washington
    Bailee Washington Месяц таму +1

    Story booth girl: I was diagnosed with Retintis Pigmentosa
    Me: Por Que?

  • Nina
    Nina Месяц таму

    1:08 put speed at 0.25 and her costume will change

  • Kiya Rae
    Kiya Rae Месяц таму +2

    Dude I love the Nirvana shirt adn NOOOOOO I don't just know "Smells like teen spirit"! Drain you, Milk it, Lounge act, Sliver, you know you're right, etc. Anyway ya LMAO cool shirt.

    • SomeGacha Boi
      SomeGacha Boi Дзень таму


  • Kristine Lam
    Kristine Lam Месяц таму +2

    Wait you gay

  • my name is nobody
    my name is nobody Месяц таму +3

    Who here is in 7th grade
    I am

  • Cano Nightmare_6287
    Cano Nightmare_6287 Месяц таму

    Ew lesbo freaks

  • Jocelyn Riddle
    Jocelyn Riddle Месяц таму

    I wholeheartedly agree

  • Earthworm Sally
    Earthworm Sally Месяц таму

    Why does the dude in 1:40 look like oliver tree

  • Petra Lynn
    Petra Lynn Месяц таму +1

    Anybody think this sounds like Molly Burke’s story? Only edited a bit...

  • francis is the bomb
    francis is the bomb Месяц таму +2

    I'm guessing you were adopted because two women cant have a child

    • taints23
      taints23 Месяц таму +1

      They can, it involves the injection of bone marrow into the egg. I may be wrong a bout that but it is possible.