Imogen's story

Imogen is six years old and lives with her Mum, Dad and little brother. Imogen was born with a condition called Optic Nerve Hypoplasia, which means although her eyes work perfectly; Imogen’s brain doesn’t send the correct messages to her eyes. This means that Imogen can see colours and shapes but has no 3D vision which means her mobility can be very limited.

Heidi, who is Imogen’s Mobility instructor, has worked closely with Imogen to increase her confidence and independence by improving her mobility. Heidi has also taught Imogen to use a long cane to help her become more independent. Imogen currently has two long canes, a white cane called “Snowball” and a yellow cane, “Custard”. She now uses her canes to find her way to the local park, around the school playground and recently took her cane on holiday to Disney World.


Imogen being taught with long cane