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 Cross-linking treatment on time (for young people, CXL must be 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
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.