June 10, 2013
Bike for Sight
Proceeds to support PROSE at Kellogg
Dr. Karen DeLoss with Emma O'Farrell
On Friday, June 21, 2013, Kellogg patient Emma O’Farrell will bike from her home in Grosse Ile to the U-M Kellogg Eye Center. During this inaugural “Bike for Sight,” Emma will embark on this 45-mile trek to raise awareness and funds for Kellogg’s PROSE Clinic.
Emma O’Farrell has struggled with her sight since being diagnosed with keratoconus at the age of 19. In this condition, the cornea takes on an abnormal shape, causing distortion of visual images.
When Emma could no longer read to her children, and, as she says, could “no longer hide” her eye condition, she made an appointment with Karen S. DeLoss, O.D., at the Kellogg Eye Center. Dr. DeLoss did for Emma what no one else had done: improved her vision with a novel lens treatment called PROSE, which helps people with severe dry eye or conditions like keratoconus.
In gratitude for the care she received from Dr. DeLoss and the staff at Kellogg, Emma will donate the proceeds from her ride to Kellogg’s PROSE clinic.
To support Emma, you can:
Follow Emma on Facebook: http://victors.us/BikeForSight
Make a donation directly to support “Bike for Sight:” http://giving.umich.edu/give/med-kellogg-bike
Learn more about the PROSE clinic: http://www.kellogg.umich.edu/patientcare/prose.html