In June of 2019, at 15 years old, Ashley was diagnosed with Coats’ Disease in her right eye by Dr. R. Sisk at the Cincinnati Eye Institute. Ashley has undergone four laser surgery procedures. After her last procedure in November 2019, her test showed she has lost the far peripheral vision on the nose side. Her pupil has becomes unresponsive to light so it remains dilated. Prior to her diagnosis, Ashley had 20/20 vision the entire time, making her discovery unique.

As of today, there are no leaks. Ashley continues to attend classes at her high school, play club and high school soccer, and go surfing whenever she can get to the beach!