My mum for any of those who have met her, has a heart of gold. She is the most loving, kind and selfless person I have ever met.
Over the last couple of weeks, she has developed a cataract in both of her eyes. Her right one being so bad that she was declared legally blind in that eye. We went to several eye appointments with specialists and the news just gets worse. Right now, she needs a Cataract extraction in both eyes and an Intraocular Lens Transplant just in order for her to keep her eyesight. We also found out that she has developed Keratoconus and astigmatism which may require further surgery in the future. The operations cost about $2850 per eye if it goes without any complications, plus $500 for all the specialists appointments. She also needs a couple hundred dollars in special glasses and contact lens to wear before and after the surgery.
Being a single mum, to us four kids, she just can't afford too have it done. She is on the public wait list but according to what we have heard, the wait is anywhere from 12 to 18 months. Going by how fast the right eye deteriorated, we all worry that she will be completely blind by then, if we do not raise the money to have the operation sooner.
She has her car and Uni books up for sale to raise money, but no one seems to be interested in buying them. Us four kids have raised what money we can, but we are out of ideas and we desperately need your help. We can't have our mum go blind, she still has so much of her life ahead of her, there is still so much we want her to see and experience with us. Please, anything you can give, $5, $20 to help save our mum's sight would be eternally appreciated.
I know she is trying to be brave, but I can tell she is scared, and that scares me. She needs to have this operation done somehow, as soon as possible, so she can continue to study and care for us kids. You guys are our last hope and short of begging, I don't know what else to say.
Please help xxx
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