Building Bridges To Better Sight
Keratoconus is a painful and debilitating eye disease that severely affects the cornea.
The cornea is the clear front window of the eye, responsible for focusing most of the light coming into the eye.
Keratoconus can lead to variable, complex, unstable and severe visual impairment. Its an unpredictable progressive eye condition in which the normally round, dome-shaped cornea thins and becomes distorted and irregular. A cone-like bulge develops similar to the shape of a football, creating irregular astigmatism which results in significant visual distortion.
Corneal ectasia presents in very much the same way, and is in fact basically identical to keratoconus, except it is caused by failed laser vision correction.
This is where YOU come in.
YOU can help raise awareness and funds for Keratoconus and Ectasia research and sufferers.
In 2019, I was in Ireland for 3 more surgeries. In between the surgeries, I was "busting my hump" cycling around beautiful Ireland for over 1750 miles, through rain, sun, wind and fun, leaving my family behind for 2 months, while documenting the entire trip through almost daily blogs and photography.
Never mind the training and preparation that goes into creating a mission like this. Trying to raise the funds, while having the surgeries, through the recovery, and with all the cycling took a monumental effort. Far beyond what I thought it would take.
Plus, when I got back, I spent almost 3 months collating, editing and prepping all the images for prints, calendars, postcards and presentations.
My next and hopefully last surgeries are this summer, again in Dublin Ireland. I plan on photographing as much as I can during the recovery periods as well.
Through MY cycling, OUR collaboration and cooperation and YOUR contribution we can make this happen!!
Cycling for Vision. Helping Sight.
In order to see, one needs eyes. In order to fulfill a vision, we need collaboration and cooperation to build the puzzle of life.
Instead of only seeing the problems that we face, the solution is to build the vision we truly see by banding together as one.
After all, in numbers, there is strength.
Humanity is capable of true greatness when working together for a common cause.
From having suffered tremendously from the life altering effects of failed laser vision correction, the terrifying fear of blindness, the pain of not being able to see well enough to recognize my loved ones or to work in the fields I love, to gaining visual freedom again and feeling alive, I have a burning desire to help others who are suffering from the same debilitating diseases.
This is my purpose. My part of the puzzle.
Join us now on this journey and choose your level of sponsorship by clicking here
Other Worthy Organizations...
There are a number of other organizations that we feel are doing a tremendous job in helping vision-impaired people.
Please do what you can to help out these organizations as well.
The National Keratoconus Foundation