Macie Morse – ONH (second treatment)
Macie Morse received her first round of stem cells in 2008 to treat blindness caused by optic nerve hypoplasia. After this treatment her vision had improved to a level where she could get her driver's license.
We caught up with Macie and her mother during a second round of adult stem cell treatments in 2010.
Macie's story has been covered extensively by international news outlets. In 2008 a US television production crew attempted an intervention to prevent Macie from coming the first time.
Macie's parents raised her without teaching her Braille or focusing much on her blindness. At 15, Macie did not know her visual abilities would keep her out of fighter-pilot school, F1 competition and all other normal driving activities.
These interviews were shot while Macie and her family were staying at the hospital in Qingdao.