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Eye Surgery for Paul Villarreal

Organized by: Paul Villarreal

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THE STORY:

Paul R. Villarreal is 25 years old and comes from a low income family from Brush Colorado. Paul is graduating from Aims Community College this May and intends to transfer to the Colorado State University in Fort Collins to pursue a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Engineering. Paul is the Work-Study Office Assistant and the Communications Co-Chairmen of the Student Advisory Board for the TRiO and CORE programs at Aims Community College.
In June of 2013, Dr. Paul Cutarelli diagnosed Paul Villarreal with keratoconus an eye condition in which the round, oval cornea becomes thin over time and develops a cone-like bulge, resulting in severe vision loss. For many patients keratoconus ultimately necessitates corneal transplantation. After doing intense research and comparing other doctors from around the nation. Paul Villarreal strongly feels that Dr. Cutarelli, a Wilmer Eye Institute at Johns Hopkins Hospital trained MD, and this miraculous procedure called Collagen Cross-Linking is the best chance for him to acquire clearer, more reliable, longer lasting vision, and a normal life.
Collagen Cross-Linking is a noninvasive one-hour treatment for progressive keratoconus and post-LASIK corneal ectasia. Remarkably, this treatment uses only a riboflavin solution and ultraviolet light to strengthen corneal bonds. CXL treatments not only slow the progression of keratoconus, but also improve vision in more than 50% of patients treated!”
This procedure cost $2500.00 per eye and for this reason we ask for your help. Because this procedure is not yet approved by the FDA no insurance will help cover this procedure. Your donation will help not only improve Paul Villarreal’s vision but will also help in the ongoing study to get this procedure approved by the FDA. FDA approval of this procedure would make it available to the millions of other keratoconus suffering Americans who have not given up hope for a normal life. For more information on keratoconus or Cutarelli Vision please fill free to look at their website at http://www.cutarellivision.com/index.html. Thank you for your time.

$130

 

2% Raised of $6,000 Goal

  • Anonymous

    $10

  • Vanessa Whiddon Fryar

    $20

  • Anonymous

    $100

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Paul Villarreal

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Donor Comments

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $100

God bless you... 3 years ago

Vanessa Whiddon Fryar

Vanessa Whiddon Fryar

DONATION: $20

3 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $10

3 years ago

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