Retina Foundation of the Southwest

Retina Foundation of the Southwest

It is hard to imagine what life would be like without sight. For most people, their reduced vision is correctable with a pair of glasses. However, there are some who suffer from vision loss for which there is no effective treatment or cure.

Retina Foundation PhotoThe Retina Foundation of the Southwest is one of only two independent nonprofit eye research institutes in the country. For more than three decades we have been unwavering in our mission to prevent and restore vision loss through innovative research and treatment. The Retina Foundation is a leader in research to develop treatments for macular degeneration, pediatric eye disorders, and inherited eye disorders, including retinitis pigmentosa. Continue reading

Mommies In Need

MC4Mommies In Need is participating in North Texas Giving Day for the first time this year. We provide in-home childcare to stay-at-home parents going through a health crisis.

North Texas Giving Day could not come at a better time for us. Mommies In Need has been operating since October of 2014 and we have provided over 1,700 hours of nanny help to our families. We were already committed to providing care for Jenny, who is going through chemo for Breast Cancer, when we heard about Cristal and knew we had to help.

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Cristal and her kids Sawyer (4) and Aleah Belle (7 weeks)

On July 19th, Cristal had a stroke.  She is a stay-at-home mommy to Sawyer (4) and Aleah (7 weeks) and is currently in an ICU after surgery to remove a blood clot in her brain.   Full recovery from this will take months and we are going to be providing her with a nanny so that she can focus her energy on getting better.

On North Texas Giving Day, please consider donating to Mommies In Need.  We are entirely run by volunteers and your money goes directly to providing nanny care for sick moms like Jenny and Cristal.

To donate to Mommies In Need on September 17, please click here. To find out more about North Texas Giving Day, please visit www.NorthTexasGivingDay.org.