Matthew Needs Medical Care and Surgery

$4,055 of $10,000 goal

Raised by 33 people in 1 month
Created June 21, 2019
Matt Cisneros Walters is going blind in both eyes. This is a 27 year old young man who has always had a positive attitude in life despite his life with juvenile diabetes and other health problems he was born with and treated for since birth. He was diagnosed with Type I diabetes when he was 8 1/2 years old after being hit hard enough to cause physical damage by a 17 year old. After 4 months of trips back and forth to Texas Children's Hospital in Houston and 16 pounds lost, a general practitioner finally diagnosed him with Type I diabetes in Lake Jackson, Tx.
As some of you may understand how difficult growing up with a lifelong illness is, Matthew still has lived each day with hopes for every day to be better. He has always worked hard and looked forward to trying to pursue his dreams like anyone else . But his diabetes has always  been difficult to manage as hard as he has tried. And his eyes have very quickly  begun to go  blind. He was seen by physicians at Memorial Hermann immediately this week when he couldn't see at all in his left eye and barely any in his right.  The doctors and staff were very concerned and caring and paid for his appointment and initial treatment themselves because we have no insurance.  We were told if Matt did not get surgery he needs for detached retinas and bleeding he would go completely blind in both eyes very quickly. Waiting not even another day was an option to begin eye injections first.
The wonderful doctors at the Eye Center began their first series of eye injections and are trying to find a way to provide Matthew with the surgery he needs quickly. That means trying to get the funds. As we have no insurance and live outside of Harris County it may take time as we don't have the finances to move to Harris County to qualify him for the medical coverage, so every day we lose is another day Matthew loses more eyesight. 
Matt was working in a lab as a contractor for Kelly Services but doesn't have even short term disability, and stopped being able to drive because of his sight a week ago. He is unable to work and without income as of last week.And without income just trying to figure out what can be done to survive is a big concern. 
We live in Brazoria County and it isn't a simple process to get him assistance but we are trying. So far , nothing yet. Funds are not something we have. Creating a GoFundMe is something a parent or anyone never wants to have to do and as his mother I am asking for donations that will go to help him with medical expenses and to help him try to survive during this devastating health condition that might become a permanent way of life for him. I am a single parent and unable to come up with the funds for surgery and medical care as well. Anything anyone can do to help him will be greatly appreciated. 
If anyone has any suggestions on resources concerning what I can do or where we can turn to help Matt please leave a comment or contact myself or Ariana Freeman (Matt's sister) who is assisting in managing Matt's GoFundMe Medical needs. 
Thank you.
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Prayers for my son Matt who is having another surgery this morning on the eye that was doing so well,then got worse. He had just had a surgery done on the other eye last week.
Thank you to his 2 friends Ernest and Erik who are going to be helping him a couple of days a week after today's surgery. This is such a life changing time without sight and while he's healing and waiting to see how the surgeries result.
Matt is 'that' person who's always ready to help. He's the one who cooks and cleans and does everything he can, so I know how little things are big things. Small things we take for granted being able to do he has think about before doing.He is having to readjust during all this surgery time and eyesight loss, to not being able to prepare his meals and trying to remember where everything is. Things normally we don't stop to think about.
Our sight is something that most of us take for granted throughout our day and life. It is something we get use to having. We don't imagine, what if we didn't have it. Matt worked full time then woke up that day and couldn't work. We don't normally worry how would our life change without it.
But , Matt woke up one morning in June with no eyesight and everything changed.
Matt has had juvenile diabetes since 81/2. It wasn't easily diagnosed. An injury he suffered was bad enough to cause permanent damage and he's had to take insulin since .
He's a survivor, who is living a life with another challenge right now. But Matt has always taken every day as another positive possibility.
His diabetes created his eyesight problems which lead to retinol detachments and other complications. So if you are a diabetic, please manage your blood sugar and diet and get excercise and check ups.
We thank you for continued prayers for Matt and for todays surgery and will keep you posted.
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Matt and his family would like to thank everyone for their continued support and contributions since June.

As many of you know Matt suddenly lost his eyesight in June and has undergone surgery in both eyes now and still has more surgery and medical care ahead. He was unable to remain working and aside from the uncertainty if his eyesight will improve and to what extent he is also faced with the financial burdens due to his condition.Something that is a toppled stress on him as well.
We ask that you please continue to read,share and if able to, donate.
Even a donation of 5.00 will help.
Everything is appreciated and will help him get through this difficult time as he still has a long road ahead of him.
God bless you all for your kind ,caring support and donations.
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We would like to say thank you to everyone who has and is sharing, praying and donated and helped in any way towards Matt's GoFundMe as well as his friends who held a benefit in his name . Matt has had surgeries on one eye and doctors will perform a surgery on his other eye this week. We have been truly blessed by the support and coming together of Matt's coworkers, friends, family and followers through shares. As many know, Matt suddenly lost eyesight in both eyes in June. This totally changed his life in one day. He instantly was unable to see, became unable to do many things we take for granted in life . We know that everything working in his life is coming from God and the prayers and support shown from so many are a confirmation of this. We are so grateful to all of you .
Please continue to share and donate if able. Even a donation of 5.00 will help.
Thank you all so much from us all.
Cynthia Cisneros
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We want to thank everyone who is sharing and donating and praying . We are up to 400 shares on Facebook and not quite halfway through our goal on Matt's medical GoFundMe.
If anyone has any questions or helpful suggestions please reach out to me or to Matt's sister who is assisting with Matt's medical needs and is now listed as a Team Member on the campaign site.
We thank you all so much for your prayers.
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Raised by 33 people in 1 month
Created June 21, 2019
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