It all started several surgeries ago when my little brother Robert got bit in the face by a dog. He had to get surgery after that because his retina was torn. After the first surgery he developed cataracts so he needed another surgery at the age of 13 to remove his lense so he could see again. He was able to see for about a week after that but lost all vision in his left eye. He saw flashes and shadows but no normal vision. Went back to the post-op appointment and they noticed his retina had detached again. So they scheduled him his 3rd surgery to attach his retina. The surgeon said he did everything possible to reattach the retina. He contantly was in pain and had no vision out of his left eye. He had eye drops that the doctor gave him to help with pressure in his eye. That was the last surgery they did to save it but still there was no luck. Robert went for his 6 month check up with the Specialist in Indianapolis and they told us his eye was dying and there was nothing more that they could do. Mom took him to two other Specialists to get a second and third option. The Specialist referred Robert to a plastic surgeon in Indianapolis where they scheduled the surgery to remove his eye. He was happy the plastic surgeon was taking his eye, so he didn't have to be in excruciating pain anymore. On July 1st, 2017 Robert's eye was removed. It was traumatic for him and our whole family. Today, August 3, 2017 we took him to a Prosthetic Specialist. We have to raise the money before we're able to recieve his prosthetic eye. Insurance will cover some of it, but not all of it. Mom is still paying for all the past medical bills involving Robert's eye. My mom is a single mother that works everyday to keep a roof over our heads and food on the table. Bills are difficult for her to keep up on and she's worried she won't be able to get this amount of money to get his prosthetic eye. Any help that we can get during this time will be much appreciated.
Thank you so much in advance from our family! <3
Here are some photos that we found of his eye:
WARNING: GRAPHIC PHOTOS!!
They go from youngest (13 Years Old
) to Now (16 Years Old