He Needs Some Help! Please Help Support This!

in veterans •  5 months ago

I am making this post to let you know that @solarparadise needs some help right now. He is trying to get a surgery done on his eyes. He needs to get this done because if he does not he will be blind as he is close to blindness already. He has not posted here for a while as he cannot see to make a post. He is the excerpt from his GoFundMe page.

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Help prevent Bobby Paradise from going blind...

A few months ago, Bobby went in for an eye exam after months of his vision slowly getting blurrier and blurrier. His glasses had broken, so he did his best to fix them. We thought his wonky glasses were the reason for his blurry vision.

Right away, the eye doctor started making noises that didn't sound good as he looked at Bobby's eyes with his gadgets. You can imagine how shocked we were when he blurted out:

"You're going to need a transplant."

My first thought was: 'Oh my gawd, he needs a whole new eye?!'

Thankfully, the doctor explained further... Bobby has Keratoconus in both of his eyes. (Keratoconus explained below...)

Bobby's corneas are thinning and getting brittle. His vision is very blurry and extra sensitive to light. He can no longer drive safely or watch TV and has to have his computer screen less than a foot from his face.

His right eye needs a new cornea, and his left eye needs a procedure called "crosslinking." The eye surgeon is very adamant that Bobby gets the "crosslinking" procedure done very soon to slow down the deterioration of his left eye, eventually, he will need a transplant in that eye too.

The "crosslinking" must be done before Bobby can get the cornea transplant. Until he has this procedure, neither glasses nor contacts will help him in any way. With this procedure, he will be able to wear a special contact in his left eye that will allow him to see well enough to drive again.

Unfortunately, the eye surgeon won't perform the cornea transplant until the "crosslinking" is done and healed. So, until we can raise enough money for this procedure, Bobby will continue to slowly lose his vision.

Also, unfortunately, Bobby's Medicaid insurance doesn't pay for the "crosslinking" procedure, so we are hoping our friends and family will help us. Without your assistance, Bobby may never be able to get either eye fixed.

Every little bit helps, and we deeply appreciate however much you can donate!

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Keratoconus
What is Keratoconus?
Your cornea is the clear, dome-shaped window at the front of your eye. It focuses light into your eye. Keratoconus is when the cornea thins out and bulges like a cone. Changing the shape of the cornea brings light rays out of focus. As a result, your vision is blurry and distorted, making daily tasks like reading or driving difficult.

Here is the link to his fundraising page on GoFundMe.
https://www.gofundme.com/help-bobby-get-his-vision-back

To be honest with you GoFundMe will take a portion of the funds raised there. If you can help you can send him either Steem or SBD, as that is what I will be doing. Any help will be appreciated by them very much. All SBD and Steem raised by this post will go to Bobby, I will send Steem in place of the SP from my account to his.

I know he will thank you and I will also thank you as he is a dear close friend of mine and we consider each other brothers from the standpoint of friendship. Thank You and have a great day!

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Great work. I hope others will chip in to send some steem dollars to help. Shall we send steem dollars to @solarparadise as supportfor your friend Bobby? Please let me know. Thanks 🐓🐓

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Yes if that is what you would like to do. I know he will appreciate it very much. Just put For Eye Surgery in the memo, please.

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Wow brother thanks.

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Yes if that is what you would like to do. I know he will appreciate it very much. Just put For Eye Surgery in the memo, please.

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Thanks. Nice of you to help him. 🐓🐓

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Thank You for helping him. I am thankful for all help that goes his way.

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I do not know what to say but thanks!!

We will get something figured out to help your friend. I'm glad we have so many useful connections in our veteran community to get things like this taken care of.

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Yes, Me too! We have a great community and I am glad of that. Thanks!

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Thanks so so much..

OK, I just got a DM from one of our witnesses, @guiltyparties and he has asked me to do a fundraiser post as well. I will send the whole gang over to vote this up 100%, and resteem, and "crosslink" the posts also. As you all probably know, I am not a veteran but ALL my family is/was, and I am honored to be part of that. Both grandfathers, my dad, my son, and even baby-momma was in Basic Training and had to drop out for broken arches (ouch!) she was shooting expert. We will GET THIS DONE!
Hoping to get a wider exposure for Bobby...

🙏🏽 are with you, Bobby, and STEEMIT is behind you too!

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Thank you @underground! Thanks for all the support to get this done! Broken arches, yeah ouch!

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100% UPS, BasiX!

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Thank you so much..

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Thank you so much. I will go vote for him now..

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Thanks brother. I do not know what to say. Just blessed to be part of your life.. Thanks from Mel and I..

I hope he get alls the fund very soon. Sending reiki vibes to him also 💯🐒

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