100 thoughts on “Do I want to be cured and get my sight back?”

  • This video was really hard to make because I know it's a really sensitive topic. I appreciate all of you that have reached out with ideas of things that may help my sight but I hope you understand my view point in this video. I have a lot more I could say on this topic so just comment and let me know if you'd be interested on that! I completely understand those who'd like a cure, that's just not something I want for myself at this time and I hope you can understand that. Do you! <3

  • Ive got a certain cure!!! You will need…
    1. A goats entrails 2. A fart in a bottle 3. Someone to tickle you.
    Smear the entrails on the tickler and slowly sniff the bottled fart while breathless from the tickling you are receiving.
    Repeat this every weekend for a minimum of 18 months. During this period dont let the tickler wash their hands or hair but cross their palm with coppers every couple of months. Also make sure you go dancing at least 3 times a week.

  • Malcolm and Amber Homeyer says:

    I have such mixed feelings on this personally. People have asked if I would have surgery to fix my eyes if I could (I don't think I'm a candidate) but I cannot imagine a life where I don't wake up in the morning and put my glasses on. I've done that every morning since 2nd grade. Yet it would be really nice to just be able to see properly 😛 I'm still a few steps off from legally blind but my doctor said it could happen some day. We'll see.

  • This video brought tears to my eyes. It’s such an inspiration to me and I can even say that I feel privileged to have heard your message.

  • I also understand your point of view. I have muscular dystrophy, they haven't found a cure yet, but if they did I wouldn't want to be cured from it.

  • Maya Avetissian says:

    so motivational and so inspiring! Molly, you are a true inspiration! The positivity and the courage you have is so unbelievable! I deeply appreciate and love you and the work you do! Love you so much! You go, girl!

  • I have been bingeing your videos all day today and this the one that really got me. I subbed and liked and I am now a huge fan. You are such an amazing human being <3 thank you for being you.

  • I have asthma and I hope for a life where I can breath because asthma hold me back in life. And I am scared to die. I understand with blind that is not so ^_^ So I understand you can accept it. When I can't breath that is so difrent and something bad. I do hope for a cure.
    Have a great day ^_^

  • I am with sight and I also cannot run because I am not fit enough and I would run out of breath after one minute. Everyone is disabled is their own way. Nobody is perfect and that is fine:)) I love you Molly and all of your videos that are very inspiring

  • Rebecca Daniel says:

    I understand because I have autism and I don't want to be cured. At the same time, if I lost my sight (I wear glasses) I would be upset. I had a nightmare where I was picking out my eyes thinking God died and could see black and white. And then I woke up fine. I really hope you get the opportunity to see again though.

  • Hey Molly, I subbed to your channel 2 days ago after watching a video you did with Drew Lynch & I’ve already watched several of your videos. All I have to say is that I’m hooked. Every video of yours that I watch makes me love you more. I can’t wait to see more of them. I send you Lots of Love & Many Blessings!!! ❤️❤️❤️❤️ ~Pete~

  • maybe it’s because I can see, but I see her so much stronger than I could ever be myself. I think we take sight for granted (even tho I have very bad eye vision) I feel fortunate to have contacts and glasses to still be able to see. but thinking of that all being gone would frighten me. but seeing as she is at acceptance with her sight, and okay and proud of herself shows so much strength and wisdom in my opinion.

  • Just came across your channel from the Gabbie Show. I too am blind, but with Stargardt's Macular Degeneration. I was diagnosed at 13. I have low vision and would do anything for a cure. This video is so relatable and inspiring. My 2 babies are sleeping peacefully in the other room and I'm sobbing over here because I still struggle with accepting my disease and pray I didn't pass it on to them. God bless your strength.

  • You are amazing Ms. Molly Burke. I am struggling to accept my own disability. My situation has recently gotten much worse. You have chosen to take control of a situation that you had no control over. You are brave. You took a challenge that could have destroyed you and you created a beautiful life. You give back, you educate, and you show others that life is worth living. You have an indomitable spirit. You go girl!!🌹

  • I can’t believe people bullied you for vision loss!
    I’m glad you didn’t let your circumstances hold you back or stop your life

  • You are so mature, thank you for being you! I adore that you always focus on the positive and recognize and are thankful for the concern coming from others. And my utmost favorite part about your personality is that you like to educate others! I feel that explaining situations to people who might not understand it is vastly important and I firmly believe that everyone should follow your example. 🙂

  • Thank you for your inspirational explanation. It makes me feel better about my Chronicle disease and it put it in a different light. Some of the positives in my life is your Channel and being able to following your journey and you're Ways of staying positiv it's always sucseeds to put me in a better Mood

  • Acceptance is the cure. Very profound and wise words Molly. I can relate to a lot of what you share. I was diagnosed at age five with optic nerve atrophy which there is no cure for and I have lived with my whole like. I’ve always accepted it since there never was a hope for a cure and it’s all I know. Thanks for sharing your story and experiences I feel less alone when I watch your videos.

  • On Sofia The First They created a blond princess you might want to listen to her son Sofia The First Come To Your Senses With Me.

  • with me and my schizophrenia since it is a genetic and permanent condition- so far as it's been researched- they told me I shouldn't set my hopes on having it go away rather to strengthen myself despite it. Maybe there will be a cure in the future or in some miraculous way I could get better despite what has already been studied and discovered about it. Most likely not though, they said I shouldn't set my hopes on that and not accept it in my life, and be disappointed when I'll never be cured. I guess the same is true with you, we do have a lot in common. We both had something in our body degenerate and most likely we'll never get it back.
    with mental health I think there's more ambiguity about it, with sight you can see exactly what is wrong because it is physical- seeing the nerve in your head where your eyes there that is dead and not functioning. they've studied the brain and found deficiencies in the cortex that happen when transferring into adulthood. Mental health is harder to understand and even in the last century little was known or understood about my kind, it's complex to examine it's physicality in the brain and how it affects behavior which is not physical

  • It's truly great that you embrace this and live your best life even with the difficulties it bring, but that shouldnt be exclusive of the other option. Its not that people dont think you are good enough or you need to be better, i think its this immense compassion, because we put ourselves in that place and you cant deny it is not an easy life, of course life already has it problems even for people with sight, so imagine with that adding the whole lot of dificulties of blindness? I dont see it as replacemente and more as and addition of struggles. So meanwhile living and enjoying life the best you can, that doesnt stop you from getting different help (like robotic eyes, even if its not the real vision, it already helps out). I think, in my non important opinion, that thats something worth the trouble. You'd be able to see colors again, beautiful landscapes, walk without needing a dog, drive… theres just so much you're giving up just to stay in your most new found comfort zone.

    Im sorry if anything sounded rude or ignorant, it was not my intention.

  • I think that if you knew what the world looked like you'd change your mind because I couldn't imagine missing out on sunsets or seeing a forest of super green trees. But maybe im also wrong because I have no idea how i'd be in your shoes. Either way your choice is very admirable. 🙂

  • You are so strong. I got tears in my eyes watching you talk about this! I really look up to you!

    This speach really touched me, even though I am sighted, but I really belive what You belive in. Keep going girl, You freaking rock!

  • Positive thinking is key to getting through life's circumstances. You make a good point. We can gain things that we think would make us happier but we still would have problems and even bigger ones. Gratitude is everything.

  • As someone without any disabilities, this is really powerful and a really amazing perspective. Thank you for sharing your thoughts with us, Molly. You are good enough. We love you.

  • Hey, Molly! Listen, I like running with headphones as much as I like riding on a swing with headphones. I know it may sound childish or ridiculous but I am 29 and I have been needing movement to think and to calm down since I was born so I don't care what it looks like, it feels great. Can you do that? Why don't you try! It's fun and it's another kind of sport too!

    I'm sorry I'm so late for all your videos… I just got here to your channel few days ago…

  • You accept things as you have too it would be a very miserable life being bitter sad and angry all the time, but I know id want my colon back and to be normal again if I could undo getting crohns disease, i didnt want to get ill and have my body change, ya life is ok still not worse but still id rather have not gotten sick in the first place not the same as blindness I guess going blind is a much bigger thing to come to term with then alot of other things but show people can accept so much like after awhile you can an will get used to anything and be happier even then others who have nothing wrong physically

  • You handled this so well and I admire you for it! Personally I would be so offended if people kept trying to point out possible cures to me… It's bad enough that people assume you are unhappy being blind and want your sight back. Assuming that you can't find out about possible cures for your own condition by yourself makes it all the more insulting!

  • I just think, personally, if some day there was an actual cure that would work on you. Like we are talking full vision back, that it shouldn't be taken completely off the table of possibilities for you.
    We have made so so so many amazing medical advance just in the last 10 years.
    And I know and understand that you are happy and I get living ur best life in the life you have, but you never know what could happen.

    All I'm saying is maybe while not relying on it or waiting on it, or even thinking its somethin you need(because a cure is something you definitely don't need, you are amazing as is!) just maybe try and keep an open mind.

    What if there was an amazing, basically miraculous cure one day…. And it gave you the ability to see your child's face for the first time. You know? Like not that that's something you need to be able to ever do, but you may desire that sort of thing some day..

    If it were me, which I have no clue what ur going thru… But if it WERE me, I would definitely be in the mindset that it's not something I feel I need or necessarily would want, becaus ei am in complete agreeance that we make the most of our situation, and live our own best possible life, but I would also keep an open mind.

    Just my random 2 am ramblings. Don't mind me. 😂😘

  • I believe she believes that a cure wouldn't make her happier. I believe that her believing that makes her happier.

    I don't believe a cure wouldn't make her happier, and I believe the scientific community should clearly keep working at it. That's what this video has taught me.

  • I can't believe people would bully someone because they're going blind.  That is so cruel and it breaks my heart to hear that.  I'm sorry Molly!  🙁

  • Is the phrase "differently-abled" as opposed to "disabled" condescending? I am legally blind without correction and have severe issues driving at night (I'm fine on a bike. So I use a bike and have been car-free for 5 years). I am also a professional dog groomer of 12 years, but black dogs (especially black dogs without shine to their coats, like Standard Poodles) are EXTREMELY difficult for me to scissor accurately. I know my experience is nothing like yours, but I consider both of us "differently-abled" rather than disabled. I train my assistants to never, ever trust their eyes when bathing a dog: trust the FEEL of the strands of the coat separating from clumping together to flowing separately. Trust the "squeak" of the topcoat when you're done rinsing.
    Hey Molly, just thought of something. I own a creative and traditional canine styling studio in Las vegas, NV called So Fetch! Salon. If you ever want to come in and learn to be a bather, I can actually teach you how to properly bathe, de-shed, dry, and grind your dog's nails. I don't have much of a youtube channel, I just thought you might enjoy it. 🙂

  • Litigious Society says:

    I guess I expected something different in the video. I assumed you would discuss whether you would want to be able to see, and not whether you want to use secular cures. From a practical point of view, if someone was miraculously cured of a disability it would be the socially responsible thing, since it makes then less dependent on others either relieving society of having to innovate things to help those with disabilities, or relieves individuals in their life from having to fulfill extra needs. The significance of those burdens depends on the disability, someone with severe autism is completely dependent for almost everything, while someone with mobility problems needs a lot less.

  • I've had to live with multiple unseen disabilities, mainly ADHD and asperger's. I used to want to be "normal" but now I've learned that sometimes normal doesn't exist.

  • Thank you Molly! You have really changed my thought process about life. I have 2 conditions Cerebral Palsy and Incontinentia Pigmenti which makes my sight in my right side of my body severely affected and my sight in my right eye is not good my retina detached once so surgery was needed. You’ve really changed the way I think because I know there’s no cure and I need to stop wishing there was a cure and you’re helping me do that

  • I can relate to this so much. People tell me what I should do to 'cure' me too, and unfortunately my disease will never be cured its just treatments. I love how you look at things and it made me cry, we have such different circumstances but the same feelings. Embracing what we do have. Thank you for this video.

  • I am not trying to be rude or anything but Would you get it back if you knew for a fact that you could get full sight with no issues ???

  • You are such an inspirational person and I love you for it. Random question – why do your eyes shake? Is it to do with the retina pigmentosa?

  • It's truly amazing how you view your life now. Acceptance is important and you are so right that if you didn't have this problem you would have another one. God didn't intend for you to be blind though he wants us to have no problems at all and if that will be the case then I think you would be happy to see again 🙂 it's amazing though how he created us to still enjoy life and be happy even when loosing a sense

  • Molly I jus watched this n I love you girl but you look so much different with the long brown hair! Still just as beautiful either way just different

  • Arianne Wolodarsky says:

    Kudos to you and your attitude towards life. I've only just recently found you on YT and I am so happy I did. You're teaching the world so much, and your opinion about not wanting to see again is so true and respectable. I'll leave you with this though, keep an open mind about a possible cure. In the meantime, live like you are, as if there's no cure, as if there's no tomorrow. It's a lesson we could all take from you. Thank you so much for your sincerity and letting us take a peek (pun intended) into your life.

  • watching your journey into accepting your disability has given me so much hope… and that's a thing i lived without for several years now. there are a few youtubers, such as yourself, who have shown me that my life as a disabled person doesn't have to be a sad one. it can be hopeful. there are ways for me to move forward, even if the world isn't built to accommodate all of us. my medical journey doesn't involve blindness, but through watching the stories of others with disabilities, i've learned that we all go through similar struggles. our narratives are very similar, and for that reason we really need to step forward and let each other know that nobody is alone in their walk through whatever this world throws their way. thank you for putting your light out into the world, Molly. it's absolutely invaluable. sending much love from canada <3

  • DaughterOfGodAlways says:

    Honestly i couldnt imagine not being able to see. I love being able to see colors, sunsets, the trees during winter, all the colors. But im also i very visual person and artistic. Your alot stronger than i would ever be if i lost my sight. I dont know if i would ever be able to accept it. But everyone is different.

  • I’m the same way about my disability. People always ask me well if you could get surgery to be cured would you?

    Cure what my life is fine thank you

  • Courtenay J Turner says:

    One of the most powerful and educational videos I have ever watched. Thank you for helping me more fully understand the beautiful diversity of humanity ❤️❤️❤️

  • the hardest part about living as a disabled 12 year old is accepting that im am always going to be different and learning to be ok with it honestly iv learned that "normal doesent exist because everybody is different and if we are not the same then normal doesent even have a definition because no one in the world is exacly like you

    just because my life path is different doesent mean im lost

  • I have an illness and a pretty bad learning disability but i feel so normal and so happy. as you said in another video you feel normal until someone reminds you of your disability

  • Just think: If Molly never lost her eye sight she would be a completely different person today. She might not have a YouTube channel, she would wear different clothes, she'd have a different personality.

  • I was born with Spina Bifida and am a paraplegic on top of that I have Scoliosis,hydrocephalus,lazy eye,a seizure disorder and severe dry eye I am asked alot if I want a cure for my paralysis and my short answer is always no I honestly feel like this is all I've ever known so why change it I honestly think since I spent my life trying to learn to do things in a way that uses my strength in my upper body why get what I never had

  • I absolutely believe you. But I also want you to know that people’s perspective can change, and change again, over the course of life, and if the time ever comes when you find you feel differently, that would also be fine. You’re not bound for life by what you expressed publicly at age 25. You wouldn’t be a hypocrite if someday you changed your mind. I’m not saying that you will, but just remember that life is a journey with a lot of unexpected turns in it, and no one can predict them all.

  • tzenitzeni100 says:

    Come on guys… You say big words. Off course you want your vision. Acceptance it is what it is but disabilities are not something that someone would choose. So…

  • This is the first time I have seen your content other than your recent video with Mia Maples. I wanted to come see the story of your journey and my goodness you are so inspirational! I will be subscribing for sure! You're beautiful, clearly inside and out!

  • exactly!
    I have been trying to be happy with what i have and where i am for some time now but im not there yet Molly 😄
    otherwise i would always look for something and be unhappy here and now 🙄

  • Basic Analog Mathematics says:

    Well, it all depends on what you had to look at. For example if you had to look at me, you would say absolutely not.

  • Miroslav Olšák says:

    I think this can be simillar to immortality for ordinary people. Well, of course I would love to be immortal but since this is not scientifically an option (at least it is not an option yet, there is also a research on rejuvenation), the best people can do is to accept that they will die one day and not being stressed about it. Sometimes, they even argue that they actually don't want to be immortal, brains are really good at making up justifications. But if there really was an option, come on, no one (besides depressed suiciders) really wants do die.

    Similarly, if your eye doctor will approach you one day with a reliable cure, not taking it would be simply stupid. You could still be an advocate for blind people, and even a more efficient one. It would be pitty if you would simply deny it partially because of these public proclamations (that can feel binding).

    On the other hand, the chances are really low, it is not worth your research anymore, this makes total sense.

  • it sounds like blindness is inconvenient, but it's not a bad thing and brings so many rich experiences of its own that us sighted people won't know, and that's okay too because we can share with each other and feel the unique joy of others through empathy, a tool of utmost potential~

  • Why would you want to see this world we live in. I don’t blame you Molly. + if you got your sight back you’d have to learn to live again. It would be so difficult seeing things you thought of as completely different.

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