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Through Vicky's Eyes

Through Vicky's Eyes is crowdfunding

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£47,349
raised of £100,000 target by 828 supporters

Weʼre raising £100,000 to Help 7 year old Vicky #SeeTheWorld a little longer

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We are raising £100,000 to help 7 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 7 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 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.

We also want to raise vital funds to help support advancements in Gene Therapy. Gene Therapy is considered to be one of the most ambitious frontiers of modern medicine, and we want to make advancements in this field for this disease. In the last year the first gene therapy (for the gene RP65 which also a hereditary eye disease) was approved in the USA and in Europe. The patients treated with this therapy have already reported that they are experiencing improvement in their condition. Sadly this therapy will not benefit Vicky as it treats a different gene to hers (RDH12) Our goal is for gene therapy to be accessible to more children.

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 projects 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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    Grazie mille di cuore a tutti! Eyes on the Future Virtual Gala ha raccolto piu' di 180 mila Euro che andranno a sostenere la ricerca sulla condizione di Vicky per aiutare lei e i bambini come lei a vedere il mondo pi' a lungo.

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    Ready to wish Vicky’s Happy Birthday and merry Christmas? We are launching a coundown to Vicky’s Birthday on December 24. 🎂🎄 Please help us make this birthday even more special! Every contribution goes to support research for Vicky and kids like her to see the world... Facebook Fundraiser https://www.facebook.com/donate/675048740050074/3103854889716206/ or here on Just Giving !

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Page last updated on: 5/31/2021 08.04

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828

  • Marco Moroni

    Marco Moroni

    May 31, 2021

    £100.00

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Apr 26, 2021

    £40.00

  • Alessia N.

    Alessia N.

    Apr 26, 2021

  • Olivia Waddington

    Olivia Waddington

    Apr 22, 2021

  • Paola, Francesca e Lucia

    Paola, Francesca e Lucia

    Apr 10, 2021

    Un abbraccio a tutti e speriamo di vederci presto! 😘

    £130.00

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Apr 6, 2021

    un abbraccio da Modena

  • Italian dancers comunnity

    Italian dancers comunnity

    Apr 3, 2021

    Hi Vicky! We are dancers from italy, stay strong baby, u can do it, we Believe on u. Good luck♥️

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