Young, blind mother hopes to read books to her children with new technology

Stephanie Geiger is raising money for the $15,000 adaptive technology

Stephanie Geiger and baby
(Photo: WBAY)

GRAND CHUTE, Wis. (WBAY) – Stephanie Geiger is a happy mother. You probably wouldn’t notice that she is blind.

But six years ago after having vision problems she received this news from a doctor.

“We’ll you’re going to go blind because you have this rare, very rare condition,” said Geiger.

Geiger has Cone Rod Dystrophy, making depth perception, certain colors, and details hard to make out.

It was a discovery her family struggled with.

“Hard to grasp, it’s my little girl losing her eyesight,” said Jan Buss.

Now she embraces her disability.

Recently though the mother of two little girls had an experience with assistive technology.

It’s called eSight eyewear.

The electronic glasses use high optics and resolution processing to improve sight.

She saw something new about her kids

“I knew what color their eyes we’re because people have told me but I was actually what the color their eyes were in every little detail,” said Geiger.

One of the hardest things for Stephanie is that she can’t read books with smaller print to her daughters.

“Just to read a book to her would be incredible I mean to both of them,” said Geiger.

And like any good Wisconsinite, she’s also hoping to use them to see a packer game.

Geiger says she’d be happy to break them in when she heads to Lambeau in person on December 4th.

You can find the link to the fundraiser here