Eye Care & Surgery For G3

For: Gillian Gaar
Organizer: Gillian Gaar
Eye Care & Surgery For G3 (Gillian Gaar)
$3,677
of $5,000 goal.
Raised by 72 donors
73% Complete
This fundraiser is closed. Thank you for your support!

The Story

Hello; I am raising money for my eye surgery this May. I have a deterioration in my left eye the doctor plans to curtail through surgery. In addition to the costs of surgery, there's a pre-surgery physical, at least three post-surgical appointments, and medicines to be paid for. Because it's outpatient surgery, there are no hospital costs.

I'm self-employed and have no insurance. As you know, writing work has its ups and downs, and I'm currently having a hard time making ends meet even without this new expense. You can sometimes put off things (like getting new glasses) hoping your circumstances will change, but this is something that can't be put off.

So I'm reaching out hoping to get some funding from friends. You probably know what kind of economic quandries writers these days are facing. Any support is gratefully appreciated!

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Fundraiser Updates

Posted on December 27, 2013

Posted on December 27, 2013

Hello! Haven't checked in for a bit; I had my 3 post-op visits in the first month, then had to wait six months, so thought there wasn't more to say for a while. I saw the doc this month, and the left eye has improved. It could not apparently go back to the way it was before, but the distortion has stopped and is not progressing. The downside is it means I'm more likely to get a cataract sooner than later. But cross your fingers that it will a slow, slow growing cataract, otherwise I might be back here sooner than I'd care to be! But cataract surgery is also a pretty simple operation. Anyway, wanted to check in and thank all of you who helped me out! It was appreciated and I hope you all have a fabulous new year!

Posted on May 15, 2013

Posted on May 15, 2013

Going to shut this down now as I saw the doc today and am healing well. Hopefully no further funds will be needed for a while...thanks again to all!

Posted on May 2, 2013

Posted on May 2, 2013

Well, less than a week to go now for surgery; sent off the surgery fee this week. Thanks for all your support; afterwards I have four follow up visits and can hopefully get some new glasses!

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