Prosthetic Eye For My Son

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Update: Surgery moved up to December 17th, 2014 due to worsening of disease. Michael Macias will have his right eye removed. You see michael has Retinopathy of Prematurity and in 2011 his disease worsened to neovascular glaucoma. This disease has caused his eye to grow abnormal blood vessels and on a weekly basis those vessels burst and cause severe eye pain. Recently he had eye surgery at the Duke eye center to have a medication put in his eye to kill off some of those vessels, however, he has dead nerves that are misfiring and causing excruciating pain. His right eye is so sick that he finally said to me, " mom I just want to have no more pain and be happy", this was the night after his surgery and at 15, he made the biggest decision of his life. He said,"I want me eye removed so I won't have any pain anymore". Michael of course will never see. But this has been his life. A life of darkness and pain. Next month will be his biggest adventure ever and within 8 weeks he will get a prosthetic eye. It's very painful to watch your child go through all of this, but I can't wait for the day he has no more pain. Insurance pays pretty good for all his surgeries but they don't pay well for prosthetics. I need help raising money to be able to pay his 20% of what the insurance doesn't cover and to pay for his prosthetic. Please help our family cover the medical costs so that my son will no longer be in pain.

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Everything with Michael's prosthetics going well. We had one mishap and his right eye fell out but we got it back in with no issues. God is good.
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I have to post this beautiful picture. Michael will be 16 in March and today is he first time we have ever seen him wih normal looking eyes. We need your help more than ever as unknowingly and grateful, he ended up being a candidate for a scleral shell for his left eye so that his eyes would match. Please share and donate if you can and thanks to everyone for their prayers and donations.
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So today is the day of prosthetic eye. They have decided to make one for the left eye so they both look normal and equal. We really need your help. Please forward to everyone. We have had to pay all upfront and as not expecting the left eye today.
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We are along way from our goal. Please help if you can. Also, feel free to watch the utube link I have listed to watch his amazing story!

http://youtu.be/SvYLOpTNVe8
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$1,610 of $25,000 goal

Raised by 29 people in 45 months
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42 months ago
$15
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42 months ago
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43 months ago
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44 months ago
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Susan Phelan
44 months ago

You're going to do great! I hope I'll be able to hear you play the piano soon! Merry Christmas

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cynthia Torok
44 months ago

Love you girl and praying for his quick recovery. Wish I could do more. Merry Christmas

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44 months ago
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Fern Bugg
44 months ago

Blessings for your family this holiday season.

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