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Gift 4 Sight
$6,095 raised
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Ended Apr 5, 2019

My name is Eric and am a 52-year-old male from Florida.

Father of 3 and a grandpa to an amazing little 3-year-old girl named aniah who is my everything.

I am starting this campaign in the hopes of raising funds to get the surgery that I so desperately need to live a normal life again.

I was diagnosed with subcapsular cataracts in both eyes that is taking away my vision and in my case, my vision is deteriorating pretty quick. this particular cataract can mature in years months or even weeks.

It seems that some of the asthma medications I have been taking for years ADVAIR to help me breath contained steroids that years later would change my way of life in a way that I would have never imagined. you know your in deep trouble when you can't see your own face in the mirror anymore.

At 52 I was just enjoying my 3-year-old grandbaby and watching her grow up and looking forward to seeing her attend the 1st day of school and school plays and just being her protector and best friend. without this surgery, I will not see her grow up and do those little things that mean so much.

This surgery is very expensive 3500 per eye and I don't have the cash or the insurance to cover this surgery on my own so the only way I can restore my vision and have a normal life again is to ask for help. your small donation can help me get closer to getting the surgery I need.

My situation is urgent that's why I am reaching out to family and friends to donate. my ability to focus is gone already. all I see is shapes bright light and lots of fog and it's so scary. I don't leave the house anymore the sun makes it worst and my hobbies of producing music and gaming are sadly over for me at this point. I can't read anything unless its a few inches in front of me and only out my right eye. my left eye no matter how close I can't read out of it. depression has also kicked in but trying to stay strong. the only relief I get is when I close my eyes to sleep. if I can get only one eye done I would be the happiest person in the world but the goal here is to get both done.

I hope that you can find it in your heart to donate to my campaign so I can see faces vivid colors and blue skies again. most importantly I would be able to see my granddaughters face again. thank you god bless you all and have a great new year.

John Eric Mendez


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