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At age 4, Sofia Priebe was diagnosed with Leber’s congenital amaurosis, a rare genetic disorder that occurs in just 3 out of 100,000 births, according to the American Association for Pediatric Opthalmology and Strabismus. She is legally blind.

Published: May 11, 2013

Sofia Priebe, 10, practices a waltz with her classmates at Mystic Ballet Tuesday, May 7, 2013. Priebe lives with a rare degenerative disorder of the eye and is slowly losing her vision.

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