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Saving Suzanne’s Eyesight

$12,825 of $36,000 goal

Raised by 83 people in 1 month
Created January 6, 2019
Saving Suzanne's Eyesight
on behalf of Margaret Suzanne Starnes Rine
Saving Suzanne’s Eyesight

Suzanne has been suffering through a very serious, complicated medical condition and desperately needs your continued prayers, encouragement and financial support to continue her medical treatment. This is an urgent situation affecting her eyesight.

Many people have already reached out to offer prayers and have asked how to help.  Suzanne is deeply grateful! This is how you can help her and here is why your help is critical.

Why Suzanne Needs Support 
Early in December Suzanne began to experience pain in her right eye and has spent nearly every day since then at Duke Medical Center.  She even spent Christmas in the hospital. For weeks the doctors tried numerous expensive medications without success before identifying the type of fungus causing the symptoms. Suzanne's  doctor relayed that she acquired a serious and rare fungal infection from a pesticide used in landscaping and lawn care.  The microscopic spore floats in the air and leeches onto objects. The fungus exposure has created a severe infection deep in both eyes and damaged her corneas causing loss of vision and will necessitate one or more cornea transplants. As a result Susanne's vision is extremely limited leaving her unable to drive and work and restricting her self sufficiency. Suzanne continues to endure painful self care at home in addition to care from her doctors. Doctors expect that the protocol, including cornea transplant(s) and other procedures, will recover eyesight in both eyes. The severity of the disease has caused limitations in regards to treatment and mobility.

Why Your Support Is Critical
As you can imagine this has been an unexpected nightmare and has impacted Suzanne on multiple levels.  Up until December Suzanne had been working full-time as an independent contractor.  As a single independent social worker and photographer, Suzanne was completely self-reliant, therefore adding to the challenging dynamics of this situation. To further complicate the dynamics Suzanne was laid off from her job in January. As someone who has been a lifelong caregiver of others and a single, independent professional, Suzanne is used to meeting unexpected challenges and has always risen to the adversities of life head-on. She is pushing through this, but she needs your help and appreciates any support her friends may consider. (Continuing to share this post with your friends and family will help and be greatly appreciated!)

The goal has been set at $36K for assistance to address medical care, transplant surgery, medications, transport  and lost wages. 

Please consider helping Suzanne through this trying time. Anyone who knows Suzanne knows the big heart she has and that she would do the same for her friends. Let’s get this girl’s eyes back to full-health and twinkling again!
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Suzanne continues her eye treatments and protocol from doctors. She still is unable to use her eyes for most daily tasks and she is unable to drive. Sadly, Suzanne was laid off from her work last week because she was not able to go to her job because of her eye infection. I share with Suzanne all the notes that are coming in with the donations. She is humbled and appreciative of those who are supporting this campaign. It is a life saver for her. With no money coming in from work the money is helping her meet her needs including medical needs and food.
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❤️Happy Birthday Suzanne❤️
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❤️ Happy Birthday Suzanne❤️
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$12,825 of $36,000 goal

Raised by 83 people in 1 month
Created January 6, 2019
Saving Suzanne's Eyesight
on behalf of Margaret Suzanne Starnes Rine
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