When doctors are not familiar with the symptoms of Coats' Disease, this may lead to an incorrect diagnosis which delays treatment or, worse, leads to the removal of the eye.
Recently, we announced our Travel Grant Program, a $10,000 fundraising effort that sends five (5) Pediatric Retina Fellows and Specialists to conferences this year, such as the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology and the Advances in Pediatric Retina conference. And so far, we're off to a great start — raising $8,000! We want to thank all those in our community who have been able to make a donation.
GREAT NEWS! Based on the number of qualified applicants received this round, we have decided to increase the number of grants to eight (8) and have increased our fundraising goal to $16,000. We are already halfway there! With a new goal of raising an additional $8,000, we can fulfill even more requests for support to attend these important conferences.
Your support of the Travel Grant Program is critical to help medical professionals learn more about Coats’ Disease. This will lead to:
Thank you for being such an important member of our Foundation. Your gift will enable us to continue our mission of finding a cure for Coats’ Disease and offer all patients hope and improvements as they wage a lifelong battle against Coats’ Disease and blindness.
My son Derek has had Coats' disease for about 13 years. I hope a cure or better treatment is found in his lifetime.
I have a nephew with this condition