Mandurah family has vision to save daughter’s sight


Dan and Anoushka Strange with their daughters Lexi (5) and Isabella (8).
Dan and Anoushka Strange with their daughters Lexi (5) and Isabella (8).

A MANDURAH family are doing all they can to get specialist help in the US for their daughter Isabella Strange (8).

The Meadow Springs Primary School pupil was diagnosed with retinoblastoma (cancer of the eyes) when she was six-months-old.

Isabella had to have her right eye removed and a series of chemotherapy and other treatments.

A prosthetic eye was placed in the right side but now specialists are concerned with the impact it is having on the bone structure below the eye socket.

Isabella’s father Dan said they hoped to see a well-respected ophthalmologist in America, who could help with digital technology.

Mr Strange works for the City of Mandurah and his wife Anoushka works two jobs five-days a week.

The couple have also started a business selling watches to raise funds.

“We are running a kickstarter campaign that goes for 30 days with an aim of raising $25,000,” Mr Strange said.

“The watches are named after six of Australia’s iconic beaches.”

Visit www.johntaylorwatches.com and follow the link to the kickstarter page.