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Please show your support and help Joseph Attidore fight his battle with Age-related Macular Degenaration.

Imagine being able to see one day and then the next day you lose some of that vision and everyday after that you lose a little bit more of your vision until you are considered legally blind. Well that is what happened to my father and now he is battling depression because he feels crippled by his loss of vision. He can no longer drive and rarely does he leave his bedroom. I am his son and I have done some research to find any and every safe cure or treatment for this disease. So far I have found out that there is a treatment that involves injections directly into the eye with a medication called Avastin. And I have also found out about studies using stem cells that have cured the condition entirely. I am trying to raise money for my fathers eye treatments as each shot will cost anywhere from $75 to $150. This is much cheaper than the recommended treatment of Lucentis which cost anywhere from $2200 to $2500 per injection. The treatment is for one year and in addition to that my family would like to install new railing to assist my father with his mobility around the house until hopefully he will regain some of his vision. According to his doctor, this may be a dangerous longshot but my father wants to see and I am trying to do everything in my power to help him do that.
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