Hello, I’m Brian Wagner. I’m the father of three and the husband of one.
Before I was any of that I was the youngest of ten that grew up on a tomato farm in Northwest Ohio. Life wasn’t always easy. Some think that I was spoiled growing up as the baby. Well I’m still the baby and I’m still growing up. Maybe those two things are related.
When I was ten years old I started to have have severe headaches and eventually blacked out. It took the doctors quite some time but they eventually decided that I would have to have a shunt put in that drains fluid from my brain to my abdomen. This put an end to my aspirations to be a great football player.
Since then, I’ve been in and out of hospitals and through a number of surgeries. In March of 2011, one of two Carvernous Malformations in my brain-stem hemorrhaged. My world went dark and I decided that I needed to do something about it. Brain surgery followed one month later. Since then there have been three surgeries to correct my vision, with limited success.
Now, it’s my mission to help people overcome adversity, just like I have, and have HOPE for the future. My kids need to know my story, but so does the world.
I hope you enjoy my website EyeNeedHope.com. Here is where I will serve my tribe. Please pull up a chair and feel free to join us.