MACS is a small national charity supporting children and adults born without eyes or with underdeveloped eyes.
Every year in the UK, an estimated 114 babies will be born with no eyes (Anophthalmia), small eyes (Microphthalmia), or a cleft in the eye (Coloboma). Many children will have additional needs or other health challenges. Receiving the diagnosis may be an isolating experience for parents; they may feel hopeless and alone.
MACS now helps over 3,000 people from 1,000 families across the UK, supporting them at every stage of their journey by providing peer support, practical help and opportunities to take part in life-changing activity trips.
An introduction to MACS with Ex-Chairman, Robbie Crow
Finding MACS when our daughter was born was an absolute ray of light moment, to know that other parents were out there sharing their experiences and that we weren't alone- which we absolutely felt at that time- was completely up-lifting.
When Ollie was first born, we thought he was the only child in the world that had this kind of condition. We were really lost and felt completely on our own. And then we found MACS and everything changed! Suddenly we were part of this massive MACS family.
Elijah is growing into a confident, affectionate young man who believes that anything is possible, which is greatly attributable to MACS!