Mother Of 4 Needs Cornea Transplant

Mother Of 4 Needs Cornea Transplant


LONGER THAN EXPECTED, THEY WILL KEEP IT OPEN UNTIL AT LEAST JUNE 17, THEY WILL CONTINUE TO ENJOY. NEW AT 6:00, A COLORADO FAMILY GIVING THE GIFT OF SIGHT, IN NEED OF A DOUBLE CORNEA TRANSPLANT, A COSTLY OPERATION. MICHAEL ABEYTA WENT TO SEE HER GET THE HELP THAT SHE NEEDS. I TRY TO HELP HER AS MUCH AS I CAN. JUST TO MAKE SURE THAT EVERYTHING GOES FINE. Reporter: A TEENAGER, BUT SHE HAS THE RESPONSIBILITY OF A GROWN WOMAN, SHE TAKES CARE OF HER LITTLE BROTHER DURING THE DAY. WE HAVE TWO OTHER SISTERS, THEY ARE IN SCHOOL, I GO HELP HER PICK THEM UP, HAVE DINNER READY, AFTER DINNER IS READY, I GO TO THE SCHOOL. Reporter: SHE COULD THAT SHE DOES ALL THIS FOR HER MOTHER, SHE STARTED GETTING HEADACHES AND NOTICED HER EYESIGHT WAS GETTING WORSE, SHE WENT TO THE DOCTOR, THEY FITTED HER WITH GLASSES AND CONTACTS, BUT SHE QUICKLY NEEDED A STRONGER PRESCRIPTION. DIDN’T HELP AT ALL. IT ONLY HELPED THE HEADACHE GET WORSE. Reporter: THEN ONE DAY. SHE COULDN’T SEE AT ALL. Reporter: HER OLDEST DAUGHTER HAD TO STOP GOING TO THE HIGH SCHOOL, DURING THE DAY SHE DOES EVERYTHING HER MOM USED TO DO WHILE HER FATHER WORKS, AND AT NIGHT SHE GOES TO NIGHT SCHOOL. I JUST WANT TO PROVE THAT WE CAN DO IT. Reporter: SHE COULD GET A CORNEA REPLACEMENT, BUT SHE DOESN’T HAVE INSURANCE AND CAN’T AFFORD THE $30 DOLLAR — $30,000 OPERATION, SHE HOPES THAT THEY CAN HELP TO GET VISION BACK IN AT LEAST ONE EYE. Reporter: IF YOU WOULD LIKE

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