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Health & Wellness  (tags: blindness, environment, health, healthcare, protection, safety )

- 23 days ago -
I am blind and I am 62 years old and I live alone with no family. I have a Guide Dog that helps me get around but I have issues with being able to do my bank statements, read my mail, identifying faces, shopping for groceries etc.


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Rosemary R (642)
Sunday June 23, 2019, 9:07 pm
Dusty ILia Debandi has been my dearest friend, and for some other Care members who, like me, were at one time, in need. Her friendship has humbled me and lifted me up so many times, and filled me with renewed hope and strength.
Now, due to the blindness that has taken so much away, along with her other health issues, Dusty needs our help.
The Orcam My Eyes 2 would provide Dusty with an incredibly new 'vision' in terms of assisting her with reading to do banking, negotiating the environment when she is outside, or even in a store. Things we take for granted every day are things that mean the difference between being able to function in this world, or not!
Please if you can, donate to help Dusty purchase this amazing camera device, to be her 'eyes'.
If you can only share then please, please do whatever you can.
Dusty would be truly grateful for your support, i know.

MmAway M (520)
Sunday June 23, 2019, 9:39 pm
Thank you so much Rosemary for all your caring! Prayers for Dusty!

Rosemary R (642)
Sunday June 23, 2019, 9:50 pm
My Friends i am not sure what happened here however, here is the link to Dusty's Fundraising page at
Go Fund Me
Orcam My Eyes2

Rosemary R (642)
Sunday June 23, 2019, 9:51 pm
Here is what Dusty said on her fundraising page:

" I am blind and I am 62 years old and I live alone with no family. I have a Guide Dog that helps me get around but I have issues with being able to do my bank statements, read my mail, identifying faces, shopping for groceries and etc. I recently saw a Dr. Phil show where there was a device called, “Orcam My Eyes 2” which is a device for people who are blind that helps them to read, to do their bank statements and read their mail, identify objects when grocery shopping or to read prices, identify faces and many other features. Dr. Phil offered a $500 discount if I put his name in the promo code off the price of obtaining one of these which is good till May 20 th 2019 but unfortunately the cost is close to $5000 and I live on a small disability check for which I could never afford to purchase this. I would like to be able to raise the money before May 20 Th, 2019 so that I can get the extra $500 discount but if the money is not raised by then I will have to pay full price. Being that I live alone and have no family to help me this devise would greatly help me to be totally independent and be able to do everything that I need to do for myself. I appreciate any help that I can get with this and in advance thank you for your donation."

Animae C (508)
Sunday June 23, 2019, 11:00 pm
i have donated to Dusty before, can't now right now, tough times, sorry.

Thanx dear Rosemary

Ingo Schreiner (8)
Sunday June 23, 2019, 11:21 pm

Rosemary R (642)
Monday June 24, 2019, 7:36 pm
Prayers, Healing Light, Love, Positive Vibes, whatever you can send Dusty is always a blessing.
Sometimes, as in our situation as well Animae, money is hard to come by.

Rosemary R (642)
Monday June 24, 2019, 7:38 pm
Please share so that your friends may have the opportunity to hear about Dusty's fundraiser for the Orcam My Eyes 2, and contribute if they can. Thank you so much for caring2share.

Raleigh k (358)
Monday June 24, 2019, 9:24 pm
shared ty Rosemary

Sue L (73)
Tuesday June 25, 2019, 4:32 am
Thank you so much for re-posting this Rosemary! I was sad that Sheryl's post got so few noteds that I had asked both Barb K and Cher to help spread the word. I cannot give at this time but I can at least try to help the GoFundMe Page get more exposure. Anyone that you and Sheryl both vouch for must be a special person, indeed.

Cheryl B (212)
Wednesday June 26, 2019, 11:01 pm
I tried to make a small donation three times and each time it told me to re-do it. Anyone else have this problem? Here's link that doesn't automatically go to Facebook:

Melania P (123)
Thursday June 27, 2019, 8:12 am
Cheryl, I tried to donate to a cause years ago through this page and I lost money, they could not find where the money was, not the people from the page nor the receivers. Sorry, I don't want to risk it here again Rosemary. Is there any other way? Thank you.

Michael F (173)
Thursday June 27, 2019, 2:19 pm
Thank You for Sharing This !!!

Sue L (73)
Thursday June 27, 2019, 4:14 pm
Melania, perhaps I can get dusty's address from Sheryl so you could sent something directly to Dusty. I will get back to you.

Sheryl G (359)
Friday June 28, 2019, 10:38 am
I sent Sue the address so she'll give it to whoever needs it. I'm seldom on C2 anymore but she knew how to reach me via FB. I've posted the Go Fund Me page earlier on C2 and FB and I've made a small donation. I'm sorry that is the best I can do at this time.

I would like to think that our Nation, being the wealthiest in the world, although the money is in too few hands, could finally do a Universal Health Care and help its citizens to get the basic medical services as needed. This could be paid for via a Universal Health system.

It really ticks me off that too many people in the USA can't get the basic help they need, wheelchairs, this machine to help her see, insulin to live, needed surgeries, is just disgraceful that this still continues on.

We will once more be given a dog and pony show for the upcoming Presidential elections and I want to ask people to look deep inside of their soul. You may have health care, you may have enough to live on, you may have a roof over your head, but millions of your fellow citizens do not. The only one that has tried to actually DO something about this, the only one that is pushing a TRUE Universal Health plan that is called Medicare For All is Bernie Sanders.

You know what so many are on stage now? Because Corporate wants to water down Bernie's time to tell his plans. Most of them are trying to sound like Bernie Sanders in some way, remember nobody was at all talking like him, but few really have their heart and soul behind what he has ALWAYS stood for. The rest all want a version of Medicare For All - but it still will not be Universal Health. Only Warren is with Bernie on that.......but he goes further with other things like educating our youth through college or a trade.

In any case we need to stop incremental. We've been incremental since FDR on this health care. He wanted it back then, Universal Health care but he died before it got in. So we've been since then doing this same battle to get everyone coverage for their health, got in Medicare, got in Medicaid or other State type of program, CHIP, ACA, but it's slow incremental........over many many years and STILL not everyone is covered, and still Go Fund Me is having to cover in the gaps, and still people go bankrupt from medical bills, and still people die without the medication they need and millions still fall through the cracks.

Why do we still have to beg for medical care, why is it that cancer patients must do fundraisers to get the medical care they need. Isn't it enough that they are sick and dealing with cancer that we force people to have to beg on radio shows, bake sales, Go Fund Me pages for help? When you are that sick you should be concentrating on getting well - not pleading for your life, or begging to be able to see, or dying because you couldn't afford an inhaler or insulin.

Well that is my soapbox speech.........please citizens of the USA vote for humanity. There has been one person that has for 50 years sang the same tune and has done everything he can to bring sanity, love, and compassion to this is Bernie Sanders - anyone else is suspect. Tulsi is a good woman too but it isn't looking good for her.

MmAway M (520)
Friday June 28, 2019, 5:30 pm
Ty Sheryl and hello was thinking about you!
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