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Taryn’s son developed cataracts over both of his eyes, rendering him blind

As a parent, trips to the hospital can be nerve-racking enough when it’s just for you, but the feeling is undoubtedly compounded when it concerns your child. The helplessness often felt is something no parent wishes to endure, and Taryn’s experience is no exception.

At just 3 years old, Taryn’s son developed cataracts over both of his eyes, rendering him blind. Requiring two major surgeries and numerous hospital visits, the road to recovery was terribly distressing for both Taryn and her frightened child.

During this time, Taryn was grateful to have private health cover to ensure waiting periods were short and that she was given the freedom to choose the best surgeon available, alleviating some of the stress placed on her family. She’s also thankful for the support with the ongoing costs involved, including her son’s glasses, which require changing several times a year.

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