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Scott's Eye Surgery

Scott's Eye Surgery

Raised by 8 donors.

Scott is my "first born".  At the age of 4, we found out he has diabetes. His father & I were totally dumb founded, afterall we were only 23 (kids ourselves!) and had no clue what the disease was or how it would change our lives. He is now 48 years old, and has been very fortunate with his health, but the disease has it effects, and sooner or later will show up.  About a month ago his eye tests showed the blood vessels in his left eye were about ready to burst. He is not working and lives with me (Mom) so obviously we live on my social security and my seasonal job with the local tax service. He has no insurance, and has been going to the City Mission Medical for his healthcare, and they have been so great & are really trying to help find him more assistance.  The problem is in Nebraska medicaid is only available if you have children, he did not qualify for "Obama Care" as he had no income, and if you have ever tried to get assistance thru the State, well, its slow. Without insurance, they want money up front...which is tough! The VERY GOOD news is, with surgery what site he has left, can be saved, and with lazer treatments, his right eye will stay healthy. His surgery is scheduled for Jan 18th, I do not know for sure what it will cost, because that really doesn't matter, whether I have the money or not, it has to be done.  Scott does have a welding degree, loves hunting & fishing with his brother, and is constantly doing puzzles & crossword puzzles . . so losing site in one eye would be tough (as it would for anyone). We both appreciate so very much whatever help you can give hime at this time.  Thank you.