BENEFITING: GUIDING EYES FOR THE BLIND INC
Dr. Emil Chynn, NYC's pre-eminent eye surgeon is this month swapping the challenge of freeing people from their glasses/contacts for the challenge of scaling Africa's highest peak, Mt. Kilimanjaro. The leading proponent of non-cutting LASEK eye surgery will fly into Tanzania on the 23rd of January and begin his epic ascent three days later on the 26th. Having previously climbed renowned Tour De France peak Mt. Ventoux on his bike, Dr. Chynn is no stranger to extreme physical challenges but scaling this 16,372 ft behemoth will surely prove to be his toughest physical test yet.
Dr. Chynn is extremely proud to be partnering with Guiding Eyes For The Blind on this project and is thrilled to have the chance to work with the New York based organisation which has provided the visually impaired community with greater independence, dignity, and new horizons of opportunity for more than half a century. Guiding Eyes provides superbly bred and trained guide and service dogs, enabling freedom for people to achieve life’s goals.
All services are provided free of charge to blind and visually impaired men and women and to families with children with autism.
Alongside being an ophthalmologist, Dr. Chynn is also an avid dog lover so the partnership with Guiding Eyes For the Blind is a match made in heaven.
The doctor's Russian Wolfhound Rhett is a minor celebrity in his own right and is used as a therapy dog while also regularly appearing in fashion photo shoots to raise money for a range of charitable causes and free LASEK procedures. To date Rhett has raised $2,000 for non-profit organisations and has featured in photoshoots for fashion houses as glamorous as Valentino! A dog's life indeed!
Dr. Chynn has always been a pioneer in the field of laser eye correction and his next groundbreaking procedure will involve lasering a near sighted dog free of charge when he returns from his climb!!
For every $1 you donate, $1 goes to A-Wish-For-Animals (No-Kill Animal Shelter)--PLUS you get $1 CREDITED towards your SafeSight™ - See more at: http://www.crowdrise.com/DrChynn/fundraiser/emilchynn#sthash.tfRjdK4N.dpuf