Your Health Unlocked Episodes

038: When Glasses Don’t Work Anymore – Adele’s Story

Publication Date: February 08, 2024

By: Rachel Grimsley, (RN, BSN, MSN) Volunteer Health Officer

Episode Trailer

In the hustle and bustle of life, we often overlook our health, assuming routine check-ups and a general sense of well-being are enough. But imagine waking up one day and finding your world a blur – your sight gone. Scary, isn’t it? This was the reality for Adele Schieber, a remarkable woman who didn’t take no for an answer and saved her vision.

In this episode, you will learn:

  • How Adele was Diagnosed with Keratoconus
  • What Keratoconus is
  • How advocacy made the difference in Adele’s life
  • The power of a strong support network

More about Adele:

Adele Scheiber graduated from the State University of New York at Geneseo in 2011 with degrees in English and History, and when she realized that wasn’t going to feed her in the middle of a recession, she joined the U.S. Peace Corps. There she spent 2 years as a youth development coordinator in a small mountain village in Morocco, where she worked with young women on life skills and self-expression. She came back to the US in 2015, got her master’s in public administration, and spent five years working in NYS government in various policy and program positions in the human services sector. In 2020, she decided to stop dating writing and to marry it, which she did by starting her own copywriting business. She started consulting for the National Women’s Health Network in September 2020 and accepted the offer of Director of Communications in October 2020. Adele is honored to be able to get reliable, compelling health information into the hands of the people who need it most.

The primary purpose of this podcast is to educate and entertain. All views expressed by the persons featured on the Your Health Unlocked podcast are their own and do not reflect the opinions of the NWHN or its affiliates. Information provided in this podcast does not constitute medical advice. Consult your own provider for any medical issues that you may be experiencing.

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