$421.50
$3,000
Retinitis Pigmentosa Medical Research Centre for Eye Research Australia
Retinitis Pigmentosa Medical Research
$421.50
$3,000
Centre for Eye Research Australia
Retinitis Pigmentosa Medical Research
Retinitis Pigmentosa Medical Research

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688 days ago, ping created this page and gave everything for Centre for Eye Research Australia:

  • Shared their page with everyone they could.

  • Received 8 donations from generous family and friends.

  • Raised $421.50.

My Story

I have never run a full marathon before and this will be my first ever 42 km. Am I being over-confident? Nope, the past 10 years, I have been preparing myself to be blind. I am being optimistic, maybe I will retain a small amount of my vision. I have Retinitis Pigmentosa (RP), a rare genetics eye disease, where we lose our vision progressively.

I had been to Melbourne before for friend's wedding, but because I was given the opportunity to do my PhD here, I have the opportunity to spend my 3 1/2 years here, which contributed tremendously in building my visual memory. This is something small I can do to give back: to raise awareness, not only for RP, but medical research for rare disease generally:
https://piangt.wordpress.com/2016/07/31/rare-diseases-medical-research/

I've created this page because I want to make a difference. I'm inspired by the work of Centre for Eye Research Australia and wanted to support them by raising money. Please help me help them by giving whatever you can using the 'Give Now' button. The more people that know about Centre for Eye Research Australia, the greater their impact, so please also spread the word by sharing my page with your friends and family. Thank you in advance for your generosity, it means a lot!

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