Hello! My name is Andrea and I am raising money for the Gill family whose sweet, amazing, wonderful rainbow Eli was just diagnosed with stage four (nearly five) coats disease. Christina and Shawn have been noticing a glow in his eye and spoke to doctors about their concerns. After exams, it was determined to be Coats and the only course of action is to have Eli’s eye removed. Coats is very rare - Eli is the 3rd case in PA ever diagnosed with Coats Disease, according to the Jack McGovern Coats Disease Foundation. He is also only the 2nd person born in 2020 diagnosed - the other child lives in Abu Dubai.
To make sure Eli is receiving the best care available, they have been traveling four hours from their home to Philadelphia. The travel expenses are mounting and although the procedure is relatively simple, the needs after come at a high cost. Eli will need prosthetics to replace his eye and they are not covered by insurance. Since he is so young he will need a new one every couple of years until he reaches maturity. All that in consideration, this is to provide a jumping off point for the family to help cover initial costs.