I am a friend of Steve’s wife, Dolores. We urgently need to raise funds to save Steve’s eyesight. Without eye saving surgery Steve will go blind.
Steve with his beloved dog Princess.
Born and raised in Toronto, Canada, Steve emigrated to the USA in 1987 and became a citizen in 1994. He is 56 years old.
Steve was born with very tiny eyes and with age they are getting smaller. He also has a rare glaucoma condition. Steve went into hospital to have his eyes corrected and repaired, only to discover that the surgeons need to remove cataracts to repair the angle vision from further damage because his eyes are beginning to adhere to the scar tissue and closing the drains the surgeon put in. He has already lost 87% of his angle vision in his left eye.
My friends discovered that their medical insurance covered the first stage of the operation and not the remainder – to prevent Steve from going blind. They need to raise $6000.
Steve with two of his grandchildren.
Steve’s other grandchildren.
To add further distress to this already upsetting situation, Steve had a heart attack in January this year. Stents were put into his heart. He has to take 4 different types of heart medicine, one of which is a blood thinner. One wrong cut and he could bleed to death. On top of that, in April Steve discovered that he has a genetic hand disease called Dr Dupuytren’s Disease or Viking Disease. He had his left hand successfully operated on but still requires his right hand to be repaired. If this hand is not remedied he can lose a couple of fingers. They still have bills to pay from the procedure on his left hand. They were so very impressed with the surgeon’s efforts, who is the President of the AMA. This ‘amazing’ surgeon did a brilliant job!
Hand before surgery.
Hand following corrective procedure and healing.
Steve is a huge hockey fan and supports both Toronto and Pittsburgh teams!
After everything he has been through already, none of his family and friends want him to lose his sight. He will lose his job and livelihood. We all take our eyesight for granted – imagine a life without it….
I know how hard it is to donate money in our current economic climate, but I beg you to please give what you can….no donation is too small. If we all do just a little we can achieve so much.
Thank you for taking time to read our story. We appreciate your love, friendship, strength and support. Please pass this message as wide and as far as you possibly can to help raise funds for Steve.
Steve and Dolores Weber.
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