Mary's Lenses to Help Her See Again

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Cheryl Lovelace
on behalf of Mary Raimondo
 FALMOUTH, ME
Mary suffers from Ocular Chronic GVHD.  Besides being super sensitive to light her eyelids are like sand paper scraping across her eyes each time she blinks... torture, right?  Help my dear friend , Mary, and donate today to give her relief and to see the beauty of nature she loves so dearly again.

Mary needs your help to afford 2 Lenses for her eyes.
Total cost is $10,000 of which Medicare only covers $3600 and family has donated what they can.

Mary's History with Cancer
At only 43 years old and raising a 4 year old son, Mary Raimondo was diagnosed with Stage 4 Lymphoma.  As part of Mary's treatment plan, she underwent a bone marrow transplant (thanks to her sister as a match!) in 2013 & 2014.  The procedure was a success, but a common side effect is Graph Versus Host Disease (GVHD).  GVHD is an autoimmune disease that can affect many different parts of the body; the skin, eyes, mouth, stomach and intestines are affected most often. GVHD can range from mild to life-threatening.
How BostonSight PROSE Treatment Can Help
Mary will have her visual function restored and quality of life transformed with Boston's innovative treatment: PROSE. BostonSight PROSE (prosthetic replacement of the ocular surface ecosystem) treatment uses FDA-approved customized prosthetic devices to support impaired ocular surface system functions that protect and enable vision.

Benefits of BostonSight PROSE

*Reduces ocular chronic GVHD symptoms of pain and light sensitivity and supports healing by restoring a healthy ocular surface environment
*Improves blurry vision by masking irregularities on the cornea’s surface and transmitting a sharp image to the back of the eye
*Prevents further damage by protecting and shielding the cornea against the environment and eyelids.
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Hi friends. I wanted to give you all an update on my eye lenses creation. I was supposed to be in Boston last week to start the 4-12 day process. Unfortunately I've been stuck in MD at NIH as they try to get to the bottom of some transplant related complications Im having. I rescheduled the eye procedure for the week of Feb 14 and I plan to be there come hell or high water.

Thank you all again for your generosity.

Peace.
Mary
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With the massive Graffam, Gahagan, Stone clan in 2012. All represented here in this campaign. I love you all.❤️Mary
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With Julie Margolis on one of her numerous visits to MD (and ME). Her family and posse of friends represented here in this campaign.
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With the Tukeys on a hike near their home in Potomac, MD during my NIH days. Every Tukey Hoffman family member (and lots of friends) represented here in this campaign.❤️
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$5,450 of $5,400 goal

Raised by 56 people in 22 months
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SD
$50
Sandy Driscoll
22 months ago

Merry Christmas. Good luck with everything. Sandy

TR
$325
Tim Rhys
22 months ago

Mary, you're the bravest. So proud of you. You are a credit to our species. Thank you so much.

$50
Anonymous
22 months ago
SG
$109
Sarah Gahagan
22 months ago

$5,000 reached!! I love you so much Mary and for someone who loves and appreciates the beauty that surrounds us every day, you deserve to bring glory to that beauty through your eyes and the ways in which you share it with others. Big hugs! xox

$111
Cheryl Lovelace
22 months ago

Praying for complete healing, joy, peace and love :)

HK
$25
Heidi Kaufman
22 months ago

Sending Love and Strength!

JS
$250
Jane & John Stevenson
22 months ago

Mary you have such spunk, keep the faith.

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