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Help David and Koda with Surgery expenses!
$16,025 raised
107% of $15k goal
121 contributors
4 Years running
David has suffered from juvenile diabetes for the past 43 years. A month ago, He suddenly woke unable to see in his left eye and requires costly surgery in hopes to restore his sight.
Koda is David’s faithful black lab companion who he adopted her ...
David has been dealing with Juvenile Diabetes for the past 43 years. A month ago, he suddenly woke unable to see in his left eye and requires costly surgery in hopes to restore his sight. This has to do with his many years as a Type 1 Diabetic, and a common complication known as Diabetic Retinopathy. It’s where small blood vessels inside the eye rupture filling the eye with blood. Although he has had hemorrhages in his retinas before they have been much smaller and more easily treated. David has relied on his sight as a nature photographer to earn his livelihood. This is very serious and he needs help now to restore his sight.


Koda is David’s faithful black lab companion who he adopted her from a local shelter. She was the main attraction at his gallery and usually the first to greet people at the door. She’s is probably one of the most traveled dogs around, accompanying David on his many photo trips. They also worked together for a time as a therapy animal team with Intermountain Therapy Animals. For the past few months Koda has been having a very difficult time with her health and now must undergo surgery to correct a problem in her throat that is greatly restricting her ability to breath. It’s a condition called Laryngeal Paralysis and it will only get worse as temperatures increase.

With all that has been going on with David, his health, career and now the expenses from the many tests Koda has undergone he really needs some help.

Please help David restore his sight and help Koda have the surgery she needs to greatly improve her health. Go to David Schultzs' or Koda labs' Facebook page to make a generous donation, or check out his website at www.westlightimages.com to purchase a print from this remarkable nature photographer.

Thank you for your time and for your much appreciated support!
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