Thanks to your support of Saving Kids’ Sight, thirteen new Icare tonometers were loaned out to families this year, to help prevent glaucoma from stealing their child’s sight. Measuring their child’s eye pressure three times a day and reporting back to Dr. Sharon Freedman at Duke Eye Center, not only helps to manage their child’s advanced glaucoma, but is also helping hundreds of ophthalmologists around the world to better understand and treat childhood glaucoma.
Please consider a gift to support our goals for 2017. We have a generous donor who will match all donations from now through December 31st up to a total of $10,000. Donations can be made through our Fiscal Sponsor, Residence Partners NFP, by clicking the DONATE! button above.
In 2017, with your support, we can help more children who are battling glaucoma. We currently have the opportunity to purchase refurbished units at half price ($1,995 instead of $3,995). Please help us to purchase 12 more Icares for beating childhood glaucoma in 2017.
Thanks so much for your generous support,
Dr. Sharon Freedman, shows Quinn's mom, Karen, how to use a tonometer at the Duke Eye Center. Shawn Rocco/Duke Health[/caption]
A few months ago, I posted some of the art I created, using watercolor pencils and pastels I got for Christmas. Since then, I have experiemtned with many styles, and got lots of practice during my fundraising art-a-thon. Recently, I have enjoyed drawing anime and My Little Pony. Follow me on Deviant Art and Instagram.
Check out the latest Duke Eye Center Vision magazine. I feel honoroed to have an article featuring my work in setting up the Icare Lending Library with Dr. Freedman. Thanks for all the support from the generous donors who helped to make my dream a reality!
On June 18th, the weather turned cold and gloomy. Heavy rain lashed down, and I hosted a picnic in the park. Not the best timing. I rented a small building on the edge of the playground in a local park, where I brought crafts and food for everyone.
The playground outside had three climbing rocks, swings, spinning ropes, and lots of space to play in. After most of the people had arrived, three other kids and I decided to go outside to play hide and seek, even though it was still raining on-and-off. A small gathering of parents and kids ate, talked, made beautiful art, walked around the park, and played outside.
My picnic in the park was a definite success, and it was tons of fun to run!
Last Sunday, I spent the whole day doing art to raise money for Saving Kids' Sight. I loved coming up with ideas, and putting them to paper, for a great cause. The Art-A-Thon was so successful that I continued to draw through the week, adding some whimsical subjects as well. Over $900 has been raised, which is awesome!
Yay, the Icare lending library is set up at Duke Eye Center! Thanks to everyone for your support. I am so excited!
Here is four year old Quinn, choosing his Icare to take home.
Quinn loves having his eye pressure taken with the Icare
I joined the Girls In Tech after-school class this semester, and had lots of fun creating this Google Doodle.
The theme is "What makes me…ME".
Many things define me. I enjoy reading, so the G represents reading a captivating book. The Os, second G and E represent my adoration of nature and animals. The L represents my love of drawing. The sky-like background is for my notion that everyone should follow their dreams.