Mike's Eye Surgery

When I was born, I had a Desease called Ocular Albonism, this is a Desease which effects the Pigment of the eye and well as the Retina. The tag on deseases are Stabismess ,Myopia ,   Nastagous  and Astigmatism. 
For my entire life I have dealt with my eyesight being poor. When I was young and Doctors weren't very knowledgeable on this Desease they would tell my mom I would go blind by 3 yrs old, then 6 years and so on until the Doctor I had in my late teens said I would never go Blind ,I just would never see like normal people. From where I stand I have never seen what a 20/20 person calls clear. 
This has also caused me learning difficulties, I was made fun of  and treated different because of my wandering eyes. I also have had constant difficulty getting a license in the state of Ohio.
Ocular Almunism effects the eyes like this for example; when it is light out and I'm looking at something or someone, because of the lack of pigment in my eyes ,light bounces all around causing the image to be dulled out when focusing on the retina, (Imagine your in a theater and its dark when someone opens the door and light is showered onto the screen, the projector is still sending the image but the screen is all washed out) .The  fact that my eyes aren't round {Astigmatism} causes my eyes to move involuntary {Nastagmous} because my eye is trying to find the fulcrum point {Sweet Spot} of eye which where your vision is at its best.
So fast forward to two years ago, I started noticing my eyesight getting worse. But hoped it was just health related, Tuesday I found that a combination of contributing issues, Albunism, Age and Cataracts. With Alunism you would think lack of light was a good thing but in reality it dulls the image before getting a chance, Catoract Surgery will actually make my eyes better and is covered by Insurance but will also complicate issues with the albinism letting more light in than before. 
The Surgery suggested is what's called an Iris Replacement Surgery where they replace the iris with a prosthetic iris, while doing that they also clean up the cataract. Unfortunately this is not covered by Insurance and is $13,000.00 per Eye. 
The idea of not getting this Surgery could mean worse eyesight, loss of my license, loss of independent mobility and possible my income.
i wish I could just pull this money needed out of my bank account, but due to life's circumstances and there has been many, I am not able to fund this on my own .
Please consider helping me see better for probably the first time in my life.
Thank you in advance and may God Bless you May you Prosper.
Mike

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  • Anonymous 
    • $500 
    • 35 mos
  • Tanya Kirker 
    • $50 
    • 35 mos
  • Peggy Eubanks 
    • $50 
    • 35 mos
  • Gene Hanley 
    • $500 
    • 35 mos
  • Kim Pantaleon 
    • $25 
    • 36 mos
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Organizer

Mike Stamper 
Organizer
Milford, OH
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