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Esight for Koda

$15,515 of $15,000 goal

Raised by 270 people in 8 months
Koda was born with a condition known as Septo optic dysplasia. He is completely blind in his right eye and has less than 10% in his left. 

His condition effects the optic nerves and is something that cannot be fixed via any surgeries. They are under developed and cause significant visual loss. His condition also effects his fine and gross motor functions as well as cognitive abilities. 

Koda has struggled through schooling due to the lack of help available to help motivate him to learn. As koda has significant visual loss our options for assistive technology are very limited and restrict him from achieving the best he can.  Koda was also diagnosed with autism last year. 

We learnt about esight a few years ago and knew that this would be absolutely life changing for him. We were able to contact the Royal society of the blind in Adelaide and get a pair over for Koda to try. 

We couldn't believe the moment he put them on and said " I can see everything!!"
The smile on his face was priceless. 

We need your help to be able to get these for Koda. No funding is available for us to purchase them and we are desperately hoping we can get everyone behind us to get the funds together.

Koda also has a great love of music. He learnt to play by ear and continues to amaze everyone with his abilities. Koda makes his own music and has done concerts with Music Rock's Austraila. One of his videos is in the updates here.

Also a link to the very first concert and youtube channel where some more of his music is available to view. 

https://youtu.be/n-tWnjL7WSk

Koda also plays the drums and guitar. 

This means the world to Koda and changes everything! Please share, donate and spread the word

Together we can change a little boys life

Thankyou
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We have reached our target on gofundme! We are now in the process of transferring money into the account for Koda and seeing how much of the money is going to go directly to us as gofundme take out a percentage of each donation. Given we have had cash donations we are hopeful it will cover the difference. This would not have been possible without the help of the community and Mix 94.5, 7 News Perth and PerthNow. Without the exposure we would still be searching for funds for months. I feel so incredibly lucky to be surrounded by loving people who have really dug deep to help us. This is going to change Kodas life and i wish i could give each and every one if you a massive hug. We will keep you updated with our funds and once we have begun the process of buying the esight glasses.
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Please watch my thankyou to all of you!
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Our story will be on channel 7 on Sunday night!! Tune in between 6 and 7pm to see it in full. Still getting over it and cant believe the exposure we have been able to get in just a weeks time. Hopefully this will bring in more donations for our little man
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Big news!!
I have spoken to a reporter at the sunday times and there will be an article about Koda in the paper this weekend!!
We have a photographer coming around tomorrow to take some photos of koda and the family. Koda is extremely excited. I am a tad nervous as always haha
Big thanks to 94.5 for their article as its allowed us more exposure to our campaign and captured the interest of The Sunday Times.
So lookout on sunday for the paper and hopefully this can continue!!
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