Sofia Allen, 8, was diagnosed at the age of three with Autosomal Dominant Optic Atrophy, which is an autosomally inherited disease that affects the optic nerves. It causes reduced visual acuity and is a contributing factor of blindness, vision loss or impairment, beginning in childhood. This condition affects each person differently and there is no cure. At Sofia’s initial exam, her eyesight was 20/150, from six months to a year after that, her eyesight jumped to 20/400 and is legally blind. Sofia is learning how to read Braille and ways to advocate for herself to prepare for the future.
Sofia was Pixie Dust Wishes' first wish recipient at the Race to Neverland in 2017. Her family traveled to Walt Disney World for the first time in January 2018 and her favorite part was meeting Princess Ariel and all the roller coasters! They were so thankful that Sofia was able to see Disney World, and that they could do it together, something they will never take for granted.