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I’m starting to believe that eventually, we realize that everything does happen for a reason. It all becomes a lesson regardless if we learn from it or not. Whether it’s losing someone forever or temporarily, whether it’s walking away from someone or something that’s malicious or having others take parts of you with them, or if it’s just failing a test and not getting the job you want; it is all worthy of experiencing. At the moment, you won’t understand why but in a week, in a month, in a year, or sometime down the road, you will. At the end of the day, the most valuable thing I’ve learned is to stay positive. It’s to never give up.

I’ve recently taken a vow. I pinky promised myself that no matter how dark the days were, I will never give up on the sun; if I were to fail once, I will try again until I succeed or until I find something better. I vowed to never settle. I don’t want something that is okay or alright, or just good enough when I deserve more. I told myself that no matter how badly I got hurt or will get hurt, I won’t take that out on the next genuine person that comes along. I won’t let old broken trust bonds affect the way I perceive the future and the people that will be in it. And through it all, I swear to love all the parts of myself and to never rely on someone else to love them of me.

Ming D. Liu, A Story A Day #135

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I have Keratoconus which is a genetic condition that causes the cornea to turn cone shaped. It makes it hard to see, because bright lights form halo effects, obscuring the vision, and making it difficult to read, and in my case, draw. The day before my birthday, I went to a specialist, who gave me three options; Cross linking eye surgery, (which is still considered experimental in the United States, and not covered by insurance) Intact lenses (also not covered by insurance) or complete cornea transplants (Which is covered by insurance, but much riskier than the other two listed). 

Although there is some hope, since the Intacts is currently going through trial runs and studies for it to be approved by most insurances, I will learn by october, if I will be an acceptible participant for the study, and receive the intacts at either a reduced price, or not pay at all.

But, worse case scenerio, I will have to pay $5000-9000 per eye.

I cannot afford that, on my walmart salary. My family is barely skating by with what we have, and we still struggle every month to make ends meet. There is absolutely no way we would be able to pay for this surgery.

And, that really scares me. 

As an artist, and a writer, I depend so much on my eyes. Keratoconus is not curable, and will only worsten, if they go untreated. I NEED this surgery, but I can’t pay for it, with the few hundred bucks I get from putting up with walmart customers.

So, I turn to you, Tumblr. This is very hard for me to do, since I was raised to believe that if someone can work for their money, they very well should, and reserve the free help to the people who truly cannot help themselves. But, if you feel like you can, and want to donate, please feel free to send that money to my Paypal, at maryzolgarcia90@yahoo.com

If you want to help in another way, please spread my Commissioning Info or feel free to commission a piece of artwork from me directly by sending me an ask here, note me at my Dev.artor Email me your information at the same Email stated for my Paypal.

Simply re-blogging this really helps as well.

Thank you for taking your time for reading this out.

I’ll share this before I close the blog because it makes me sad.