What is needed?
Firstly, Tau Kofi Napata is fiercely independent. Our goal then is to assist him maintain his independence, through the purchase of OrCam My Eye Camera, a wearable assistive technology device to help his vision + allowing him to assist his vision allowing him to continue the research necessary to provide practical health support to people in the community.
This advanced artificial vision device will enable Tau Kofi Napata to read, identify people and provide a solution to his severely diminished sight.
In addition, donations will assist Tau Kofi Napata to receive regular intravenous Vitamin C which is necessary for the maintenance of the limited vision he currently enjoys.
How does OrCam work?
OrCam is a glasses-mounted device that can read text, recognise faces, and identify products for people who are blind or partially sighted. The product can read any printed text on any surface, including newspapers, books, computer screens, restaurant menus, labels on supermarket products and street signs instantly relaying to the user through a built-in mini speaker.
How will OrCam benefit Tau Kofi Napata?
I am sure that you would agree that this product will provide Tau Kofi Napata with greater independence and mobility. As a researcher, lecturer and educator the benefits will afford him greater opportunity to read, research, travel, produce quality research papers and lectures which will be of great benefit to the community's healing, health and longevity.
On a social interaction level, where Tau Kofi Napata has to interface with members of his community and the wider community, there will be great benefit. He is often booked as a guest speaker at a conference, he currently teaches in schools too, with OrCam, there will be no need to worry, like every able bodied person, he will be given an opportunity to lead a stress free life, a life of inclusion affording him an opportunity to function at the same level as his sighted peers.
How can Intravenous Vitamin C injections benefit Tau Kofi Napata?
Vitamin C is also a requirement if Tau Kofi Napata is to safeguard his vision. For this he will need to travel to the USA to receive intravenous injections of Vitamin C, these will help him to detoxify the body reducing pain and the inflammation of his Glaucoma, improve his remaining sight assisting with sharper focus and vision. The funds raised will assist with travel costs, accommodation and payment for injections. He is expected to receive blocks of treatment which amounts to approximately 40 injections over the course of a year. Assistance with these innovative solutions will reward Tau Kofi Napata with his independence, improved health as well as the blessing of mobility.
To help with the costs, we have set up a gofundme page which you can view here; www.gofundme.com/napatavisionfund
To support this GofundMe campaign, please make a donation and then share it with your network, this would be greatly appreciated. In these times, money is limited, so please be assured that even a small donation gets Tau Kofi Napata closer to his goal. Let us know if you have any questions and we will be happy to answer them.
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