Janette Márquez Personal Story

Janette is legally blind from congenital glaucoma, and although she was visually challenged due to her glaucoma from a young age, Janette showed special promise with her musical skills.

She made her official singing debut at the National Theater of Dominican Republic where she shared the stage with some of the most important artists in her country. Glaucoma Research Foundation invited Janette to perform at our Glaucoma 360 Annual Gala on February 2, 2017 at the Palace Hotel in San Francisco and accept our 2017 Visionary Award. We interviewed Janette before the gala to learn more about her story, her struggles, and her inspirations.