Newspaper article Daily News (Warwick, Australia)

Reggie and Blind Artist Share Story; 60 Minutes Visit the Rose City

Newspaper article Daily News (Warwick, Australia)

Reggie and Blind Artist Share Story; 60 Minutes Visit the Rose City

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Byline: Benjamin Hope

IT begins with difficulty seeing at night and sensitivity to bright light, then for sufferers of Retinitis Pigmentosa like Big Brother 2003 winner Regina 'Reggie' Sorenson and musician Lorin Nicholson the prospect of losing their sight completely becomes a reality.

The pair were at the Scots PGC College on Monday to raise awareness of the degenerative eye disease.

60 Minutes reporter Michael Usher was also present as he investigates the relatively unknown disease and the lives of two people affected by it.

"We want to highlight this disease, which affects mainly young people and currently has no treatment or cure," Mr Usher said.

The 60 Minutes team is following the story of Nicholson and Ms Sorenson who have both had to deal with the diseaseat different stages in their life.

Despite being diagnosed as clinically blind at age of four, Nicholson went on to become a talented guitarist and was nominated for a Golden Guitar in 2005. …

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