Please support corneal consultant Mario Saldanha

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Please support corneal consultant Mario Saldanha

Postby Anne Klepacz » Tue 15 Aug 2023 7:14 pm

We are hugely grateful to Mario Saldanha, corneal consultant at Singleton Hospital in Swansea. With his medical student daughter Dea, he will be doing the Cardiff 10K Run on Saturday 3rd September in aid of the Keratoconus Group and to raise awareness of keratoconus and its treatment in Wales. Readers of past KC Group newsletters will know that, until recently, Wales did not fund corneal crosslinking (CXL). Mario was at the forefront of the battle to challenge this. But while the policy has now changed, lack of resources and investment in treatment means that young children and teens with Keratoconus are not receiving crosslinking treatment on time (for young people, it is crucial that CXL is offered before the vision has been significantly affected by KC and before it affects their education).
So please support Mario and his daughter and donate to his JustGiving page by clicking here https://www.justgiving.com/page/1692050 ... =pfp-email

JustGiving sends your donation straight to Keratoconus Group and automatically reclaims Gift Aid if you are a UK taxpayer, so your donation is worth even more. Please spread the word about this important cause.

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Re: Please support corneal consultant Mario Saldanha

Postby space_cadet » Thu 24 Aug 2023 6:21 pm

will share this around as unable atm to donate x
May09 Diagnosed with KC, March 2010 after a failed transplant it has left me legally blind a long cane user (since 2010) who is blind in a once sighted world


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