- Doug was born on September 1, 2010. At 2 months old he was diagnosed with Optic Nerve Hypoplasia(ONH). ONH is when you have an under developed optic nerve causing vision impairment. In Doug’s case, his optic nerves are about 75% smaller than average size. We were told there was nothing we can do to improve his vision, but we refused to believe that was it. After hearing about stem cell treatments being done in China, that include multiple injections & various therapies, we began fundraising. We were able to raise enough money and went to China end of July, 2012. Since then we have noticed multiple changes in Dougie's vision. He is responding to things double to triple the length he was prior, and also reacting to different colors that he had never responded to prior to going. We are ready to go back and have began fundraising for more treatments because we feel they will only improve his vision more. These treatments are not cheap and insurance does not cover any of it. Starting at $24,000 plus travel and expenses, we need around $40,000 total. We did it once; we know we can do it again! Please help us create this MIRACLE and help give our son the gift of sight.
Saturday, April 28, 2012
Last night was a great turn out! We had a full house with lots of fun times. After carefully counting up all the earnings made from our amazing event last night, we came to a total of $8,327, bringing us to a whopping $26,327! This covers the whole 24,000 in treatment costs and some. We can now set a date and start the process of passports and visas. A couple more events and we will be to China in no time! We just want to thank everyone again for the support and love we have seen from all over! Thank-you US Foods for the yummy buffet food, and Roger Wilco for the wonder prices on beverages. Thank-you to the community and all who helped us create the great baskets we raffled off and thank-you to everyone who helped out the night of the event, it wouldn’t have gone as smooth without all your help. And last but not least, thanks again to everyone who came and we hope you all enjoyed yourself as much as we enjoyed ourselves! Keep your eyes out for another post with our scheduling details. And we will also let you know if we will be able to have our kid’s day event, at Rita’s water ice. We are in the process of setting that up for the kiddos to enjoy a good time like we did last night! Thank=you again and we can’t wait to see everyone again at a future events. THANK-YOU