John Dill is well known as one of the most gifted independent designers, art directors, dj's and photographers in the creative community.
On top of his incredible talent, John is also an extraordinary human being. Everyone with the good karma to know him has seen that he is the kindest, most radiant, fun-loving souls on the planet. John is, unfailingly, the guy who brightens our day, is always there for us and never expects anything in return.
He has always created his extraordinary work in a remarkable way - using his one, 'good' eye - his left eye. John can't see much from his right eye - definitely not the fine detail that's so crucial to his work.
A couple of weeks ago, some slippery tile may have changed John's life forever. He sustained a serious head injury and suffered a detached retina in his 'good' eye. He was rushed to emergency surgery in Singapore and thought he was on the road to an excruciatingly slow, but good, recovery.
That all changed yesterday. At a routine follow up, he was hit with the news that the damage was not entirely repaired. He underwent a second surgery last night during which they inserted a larger bubble of oil in his eye (to stabilize pressure). The larger bubble makes his recovery time longer and dramatically increases the likelihood that he will suffer cataracts in that eye in the near future.
Doctors are hoping for 90% recovery for John's central vision in his left eye. His peripheral vision will most likely have permanent damage. It will be several months before anyone can assess how much his vision will recover. Even when they have an "idea," it will still take another 3-4 months for it to stabilize. As a freelance designer, John does not have comprehensive health insurance nor disability insurance to cover his downtime.
John's expenses continue to climb as his recovery time expands and he has no idea what kind of work he will be capable of in 6 months time. For all who have the great fortune to know him, now is our opportunity to give back to John and create good karma for ourselves in the process. Everyone else who would like to help is welcome to jump on the good karma train as well.
This is the primary request to raise money to help John Dill. You can select from the amounts below or donate as much as you want and can afford. Everything helps. You can send money to him directly through PayPal using the email address - firstname.lastname@example.org. If you use PayPal, please be sure to select "send money to friends and family" so they don't charge a transaction fee. ALL funds raised will go directly to John to help pay his medical expenses and living expenses during his lengthy, and hopefully full, recovery.
"Life is one big road with lots of signs. So when you riding through the ruts, don't complicate your mind. Flee from hate, mischief and jealousy. Don't bury your thoughts, put your vision to reality. Wake Up and Live!"