Sawyer has had both conditions since he was born in 2012, but his parents (my cousin and her husband) didn't find out until he was 18 months old.
Sawyer’s specialist started having him wear a patch over his weak eye as a part of therapy. A new doctor recently told Sawyer’s mom the patch was actually making his vision worse. Sawyer now requires vision therapy for the next 2-3 years.
The therapy will be extremely intense. Sawyer will have to go twice a week for eight weeks then will have four weeks off only to start the process again after his re-evaluation. Sawyer will then require at home therapy which will consist of six 10 minute treatments a day. His doctor will provide a book bag full of tools to help with the at home therapy. Sawyer’s vision therapy will most likely make him physically ill or extremely tired, since his brain is not used to communicating with his weak eye. Due to this, Sawyer’s entire schedule will have to be changed to fit in therapy so he won’t miss out on or be tired at school.
Sawyer will require at least two “units” of therapy, each of which is $2,500. The doctors believe he may need up to four units because of the rapid progression. Sawyer’s mom was told if he didn’t start receiving treatment as soon as possible, he would be blind in a matter of months.
Sawyer has two younger siblings and his mom takes care of them full time. In order for him to receive this life altering treatment, our family needs your help. Any contribution is greatly appreciated and will truly change Sawyer’s life. Thank you!
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