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Save Nick's Eyes

Twenty-four years old and going blind. Not exactly what anybody expects to hear. Last week, Brent's friend and work colleague found out he has a degenerative eye disease, which has almost blinded his left eye, and is aggressively attacking the other. Brent began talking about this talented kid they brought on board around a year ago. With intense talent, vision and heart, he has been the impetus in bringing a new brand to market. However, all this is done with his eyes. First and foremost Nick is an artist.

I can only try to imagine the devastation. He needs immediate surgery to preserve his right eye. The surgery is not FDA approved (thus his good health insurance is useless) and only a couple places in the US perform it. This is Nick's only chance to prevent complete blindness. A $20,000 price tag is daunting, and enough for all of us to try and do what we can to help Nick and his wife surmount this mountain.

A few days ago, a campaign began in full force to Save Nick's Eyes. You can purchase a t-shirt, or just donate if you want. From all the generous souls out there, $7,000 dollars has been raised. It cuts a dent, but they need more. Nick, did a little info video where you can hear his story and all about the disease. (It is a heartfelt 7 minutes.) Click on the link below to watch and donate.

Pick up a $20 t-shirt if you can, but most importantly link to the website so you can help spread the word. Thanks in advance!

The website address is www.demondirt.com


Jo Lynn said...

Wow, that breaks my heart!! I truly can't imagine and he's so young..their family is in our prayers and we would love to donate!

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