February is Low Vision Awareness Month. Vision loss is a growing, urgent problem in this country. According to NIH estimates, 4.2 million Americans above the age of 40 are visually impaired, and that number is on the rise, potentially reaching 7.2 million by 2030.

But we are not standing idly by—we are searching for answers.

Meet Kristin MacDonald—she lost her sight, but not her vision for life. Kristin was diagnosed with Retinitis Pigmentosa (RP), a rare, incurable form of blindness. She participated in a stem cell clinical trial and her seeing light for the first time in a decade.