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Phoebe Young

Lawyer and Mother of Two 

History

Mother and lawyer, Phoebe Young, is a strong supporter of QEI’s research into ocular diseases.

At the age of 18, Phoebe suffered Stevens-Johnson Syndrome which resulted in the amputation of both her legs below the knee along with her left hand and the finger tips on her right hand. In addition to dealing with this traumatic loss, Phoebe also suffered the loss of her eyesight which she states has been her greatest challenge.

Qualifications

Phoebe is legally blind but with the help of hard contact lenses she can see about 50% of what a person with normal vision can see in her right eye. She remains completely blind in her left eye.

Despite these overwhelming challenges Phoebe has refused to be defined by her disabilities and since her illness has completed degrees in Arts and Law and worked as a solicitor in QLD and WA.

In 2019, Phoebe was involved in QEIF’s Last Seen Exhibiton to save sight. To read more about Phoebe, please see here.

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