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Weʼre raising £5,000 to Help my nephew with Peters Syndrome

Bogotá, Colombia

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Dear people around the world, I’m Sebastian from Colombia and I want to tell you my life story

I was born with 37 weeks, my mom had a happy pregnancy. About 6 months ago I had the pleasure of seeing this world, but not everything was happy, my doctor found out that my left eye was swollen and bigger than the other one.

An ophthalmologist examined me the day after birth, but the diagnosis she gave us was not a promising one. The ocular echography detected a very aggressive tumor(Retinoblastoma) in my left eye

Doctors considered removing my eye, but God’s will was different, and very few days before my surgery a new echography showed a more uplifting diagnosis that discarded the tumour.

I live my everyday life being taken to a lot of specialists but they do not seem to reach a consensus on their diagnosing. Which seemed at first, according to the specialists, a Retinoblastoma, has also been thought of as a Diagenesis, or a congenital malformation, or Peters syndrome, and others say that genetically I was designed to be born with this.

The doctors here in Colombia propose a surgery that offers risks to the sensitivity of my eye or to remove it altogether and implant a prosthesis, but I get my parents’ and siblings’ support not to give up and try to keep my eye and heal it.

There is hope. Today I have the opportunity to tell you that we contacted the Bascom Palmer Eye Institute (Miami), which has been qualified during the last 6 years in a row the number in the ranking of the best ophthalmologist hospitals in the United States. There a specialist will check my eye in pursuit of a more accurate, hopefully more promising, diagnosis

We were assigned an appointment for the next May 18th 2018 with a pediatric ophthalmologist specializing in the cornea. However, the financial logistics that are linked to my attending this appointment (flight tickets, accommodation, feeding, and the like) are beyond my parents’ possibility at the moment.

Today I want to count on your help so that my parents’ dream can come true and I can see the world with my two eyes. I know that no man is in island (let alone a little child in need) and I would be really thankful for your support to obtain the resources to make it happen.


Please, send your donations to the Bancolombia savings account:18092058804 Swif Code: COLOCOBM

Email us to : Mayerli Patricia Mateus Prada <>, Yecid Alberto Mateus Prada <>, Cellphone and WhatsApp: +57 3135596807


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    • Keith Mercer

      Keith Mercer

      Apr 19, 2018


    • Tatiana Ramirez Bonilla

      Tatiana Ramirez Bonilla

      Apr 16, 2018

      Vamos con toda por ese ojito!!!


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