Last year, lucy was diagnsosed with IIH, normally this condition is solved by a lumbar puncture. Unfortunatly Lucy's condition was far worse than could have been imagined. Within two weeks she couldn't see light from dark, and had 18 lumbar punctures within 3 weeks. She was transferred to the national neuroloigcal hospital where she had a shunt fitted, and had an ICP bolt inserted into her brain to measure the pressure around it. It was off the scale. After 4 operation she managed to get some vision back. She is now registered severly partially sighted. Lucy is 18, she was 17 when this happened. Before this she was head of school, had cycled across england, had been in the westend and was captain of all her school teams, as well as voluntering for the local cub scout pack for 3 years. After the vision loss, her school took back the scholarship which allowed her to study there, leading her school-less. She didnt give up though, she fought to get into a local grammar school, and hasnt given up still. She still volunteers and lives her life to the fulliest She is an inspirartion to me (her brother) and everyone around us. At 17 being blind is something I dont think i could cope with. She is never without a smile and she truely deserves this. Describing this in 150 is almost impossible and i urge you to hear the full story of her. She always dreamed of being a doctor, but she is no longer 'fit to practise', does she give up, NO. She strives to be a better person.