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Help Mike Trigeros See and Work
$250 Raised
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2 Years running
Mike Trigeros needs your help to raise $5,000 for cataracts surgery. In May 2013, he was diagnosed with cataracts. His condition affects his vision and ability to work. Mike was laid off in October and doesn't have insurance to cover the surgery... More ...

Mike Trigeros is asking for your help to raise $5,000 for his cataracts surgery.

In May 2013, Mike was diagnosed with cataracts, a clouding of the lenses in each of his eyes that affects his vision. Mike's cataracts have progressed enough to seriously impair his vision and affect his daily life and his livelihood - the ability to work as a delivery driver.

Immediately after being diagnosed, Mike set out to restore his vision through cataract surgery, the most frequently performed surgery in the United States and very successful at restoring vision. Unfortunately, Mike's employer's health insurance doesn't cover cataract surgery, and worse, Mike was laid off from his job on October 2, 2013. Mike is now without insurance and unable to get another delivery driving job due to his deteriorating vision.

In early November, Mike met with an ophthalmologist at County UCLA Medical Center. Mike is now on the waiting list for his surgery, but he needs your help to pay for the procedure.

Mike has a high work ethic, passion for cycling and health, and steady faith. He has been working as a delivery driver since 1984. He is a former marathon runner and is a regular cyclists who recently cut his weight in half - from 325 to 165 lbs! Mike manages his diabetes and high blood pressure through fitness and healthier living, and he finds strength to overcome all of his challenges in his faith.

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Bicycle Ride with Mike
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Mike will share his love of cycling and vision with you on a scenic bicycle ride!
After his surgery, Mike will lead his group of donors on a casual ride down Pacific Coast Highway from Long Beach to Huntington Beach, enjoying the exercise and amazing coastal scenery along the way.
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