Jessica Smith, 6, from Merseyside, draws up to-do list before she goes blind

Girl, 6, draws up to-do list before she goes blind
Kinsay, 31, with her brave daughter Jessica, 6. (Picture: Mercury Press and Media)

A six-year-old girl has drawn up a ‘must see’ list before an incurable disease robs her of her sight.

Jessica Smith wants to swim with dolphins, visit a monkey sanctuary and become a Disney princess for a day before she goes blind.

The primary school pupil was diagnosed with rare genetic condition Leber’s Congential Amaurosis, which results in vision loss from little to no light perception.

Her mum Kinsay, 31, said she noticed Jessica’s eyes were ‘extremely wobbly’ when she was just three months old. She was forced to wear glasses from seven months.

Last year she began complaining of headaches and sore legs, and her skin was covered in pink bruises. Further tests revealed the full extent of her condition.

With the help of her family, the youngster from Wallasey, Merseyside, is preparing for life without vision.

She began to learn braille in September and uses a walking cane to play with her four sisters.

Her bucket list also includes a trip to Legoland, a professional photo shoot and a visit to the zoo, and her parents have now launched a website asking for donations in a bid to turn Jessica’s dreams into reality.

Visit to make a donation.

25 May 2014 | 12:00 pm – Source:

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