Reyna's Bioptic Driving

My name is Reyna and I created this GoFundMe to achieve a miracle. I have been visually impaired all of my life due to albinism and associated nystagmus. My best corrected vision is 20/100 in my right eye and 20/200 in my left eye. With this impairment came the reality that I would never be able to do certain things like fly an airplane or drive a car. I am OK if I never get to fly an airplane in this lifetime but I’m not OK if I can’t drive a car.

The inability to drive has affected my life in various ways from lost job opportunities, paying higher rent to live close to public transit, social isolation, major episodes of depression and the list goes on…. I have had to live within these boundaries all of my life in order to survive. But after a recent visit to my Optometrist I got news that will change my life forever. 

My Optometrist tested me with bioptic lenses to see if I could pass the eye sight requirements to be able to drive in the state of NJ. And as the Mother-of-all-miracles would have it, I PASSED!! In the state of NJ, there is a blessed law that allows for bioptic driving, if the lens can correct the vision to 20/40 then you are allowed to drive. And after my 39 years of being dependent, I will now have the opportunity to fully experience what TRUE independence feels like. I can live, work, and socialize when and where I want.  

But with everything, there is a price to this gift, one that I cannot afford on my own. So my friend encouraged me to start this GoFundMe. And here it is. I am trying to raise money for the lenses as well as for the driving school fees. Yes, there is a school that will teach me how to drive with the lenses in a safe way,

The total I am trying to raise is $4000.00 which will cover the cost of the lenses as well as the driving school fees. It’s a lot of money but at the same time, it is not an unreasonable amount where this goal is out of my reach. I am just not able to do it on my own and am asking for help. Anything that is in your heart to donate will be greatly appreciated, and if you are not able to donate or just don’t feel like it that is OK too. Just please pass this on and share with others who may be interested. I appreciate your time and thank you for reading this.
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Organizer

Reyna Namaste 
Organizer
Highland Park, NJ
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