Help save Ian's Eye

Hello all, my name is Ian Taylor, I am 28 years old from Jacksonville, Florida. I have never had any sort of medical problems until recently. On July 26, my life was changed when I was diagnosed with a corneal ulcer, causing me to rapidly lose all vision in my right eye over the course of just 3 days. The situation is a medical emergency it is both vision threatening and threatening to the eye itself. As of right now I am fighting not to have my eye permanently  removed. I am currently on several special forms of antibiotics, antifungal medication and glaucoma medicine, as well as seeing an ophtamologist several times a week. If I am able to retain my eye, I will most likely need a corneal transplant in the near future. I work for a small, local buisness that does not offer health insurance (I have worked at Ocean Reef Inc. for almost ten years.) I am continuing to work full time through this condition since I do not recieve any benefits through work, and I am the sole breadwinner in my household. I, along with my family have paid completely out of pocket for my mounting medical bills and we are close to exhausting all our resources. The cost to me and my family is quickly becoming insurmountable. I live with my mother and two of my brothers and help them both financially as well as domestically. Both of my brothers are severly disabled (Norries disease) with one completely blind and partially deaf, the other completely blind and severly autistic, my mother takes care of them full time and as such, is unable to work. If I do not make a speedy recovery, my condition may jeporadize my ability to work in the future. My family relies on me for help, and now I rely on you for help with my rapidly building medical expenses. Please help save my vision so I can continue to help my family, and be a productive member of society.


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Ian Wyatt Taylor 
Jacksonville, FL
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