| I see, based on the first four chapters, that these people are connected through school and such. However, I am "connected" by something important to all of us, I too have optic nerve hypoplasia, which is another term for retrolentalfibroplasia, which is just another way of saying retinopathy of prematurity. I am a little older than most of the people who have posted so far, I am twenty and I'm going back to college at the University of Phoenix. I am going for a M.A. in child psychology. As for dealing with blindness, I have no trouble there because I've been blind all my life, therefore I don't know what I'm missing. I have to depend on my faith in God to get me through because, believe it or not, even though I've been blind all my life, I still get frustrated. I know that sounds familiar to all of you. So...I couldn't make it without God, for with God are not all things possible?