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.
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!
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.
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!