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£34,070raised of £100,000 target by 600 supporters

Weʼre raising £100,000 to Help 5 year old Vicky See the World a little longer

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We are raising £100,000 to help 5 year old Vicky see the world for a little longer.

Imagine being told that you will lose you sight in a few years. Imagine knowing that in a few years you will no longer be able to look into the eyes of your loved ones or be able to see a beautiful sunset over the sea.

How would you feel? What would you do?

This is Vicky’s story…

Vicky is 5 years old and she is going blind. A severe congenital disease called Leber Congenital Amaurosis (LCA) is progressively taking away Vicky’s sight. Her vision is already impaired, but in a few years Vicky may have lost the little vision she has completely.

LCA is the primary cause of blindness in children, but it is extremely rare affecting only 2-3 in every 100,000 children. Consequently it is difficult to attract investment from the large pharmaceutical companies to develop a treatment, possibly even a cure.

Imagine knowing that a treatment to slow the progression of the disease is out there. Imagine knowing that a cure might be possible. But also imagine that time is of the essence.

PLEASE DONATE NOW TO SUPPORT RESEARCH INTO FINDING A CURE

We are funding a 3 year research project to test therapies that may potentially slow down the progression of LCA. This project is supported by a partnership between University College London’s Institute of Ophthalmology and Moorfields Eye Hospital. It is led by Dr Marija Moosajee, a leading Consultant Opthalmologist and researcher. We also need to fund other critical work that will get us closer to finding a cure. We are working to advance gene therapy which has been life-changing for patients with a variant of Vicky's condition. Every penny we raise really will make a difference.

The project was featured on a BBC documentary and heralded as a breakthrough research project (https://www.facebook.com/vickyseyes/videos/1462245930543785/)

The cost of this project is £350,000 which is entirely self-funded by our LCA patient group. For those that have already donated, there will never be enough ways to express our gratitude…

BUT!

We still need your help to be able to continue funding the project for the full 3 year term. Every single penny raised will support the project so that a cure can be researched to help Vicky and kids like her.

Together we CAN make a difference. Together we CAN save Vicky’s sight and that of kids like her.

Please follow Vicky’s ongoing journey via our Facebook page (Through Vicky’s Eyes) and our Instagram account (@VickysEyes)

With all our love and gratitude,

Enrico and Silvia

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  • Through Vicky's Eyes9 months ago
    Through Vicky's Eyes

    Through Vicky's Eyes

    9 months ago

    Amazing! we reached 120.000 GBP through crowdfunding, events and some philanthropic donations. Still a way to go to reach 350.000 to support the full 3 years project ....but we are making HUGE progress. thank you so much!

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  • Through Vicky's Eyes1 year ago
    Through Vicky's Eyes

    Through Vicky's Eyes

    1 year ago

    We have received over 200 Donations...it is simply amazing. We are working hard on a new research route to find a cure for Vicky and kids like her. We hope to be able to give you all the details early January. Thank you Thank you Thank you

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2 years ago

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Page last updated on: 4/12/2019 14.12

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600

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Apr 12, 2019

    £200.00

  • Niccolò Carrara

    Niccolò Carrara

    Mar 19, 2019

    £20.00

  • Xuexin Sun

    Xuexin Sun

    Mar 17, 2019

    £50.00

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Mar 16, 2019

    Buona fortuna 👋😘

    £20.00

  • Luis

    Luis

    Mar 13, 2019

    Dove c è speranza c’è vita!Continua sempre a sorridere!

  • Manuel Suro

    Manuel Suro

    Feb 28, 2019

    Dear Vicky, you’re a beautiful and brave girl! Keep reaching for the stars!

  • Agostino Bono

    Agostino Bono

    Feb 12, 2019

    Hope you get better soon. God Bless you

    £30.00

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