Total amount: $5,000.00 USD
Currency: U.S. Dollars
Confirmation number: [redacted]
Purpose: Joel’s eye surgery
Message: Please get your eyes fixed. God has an affinity for eccentric desert dwellers.
Okay. I believe I will.
ETA: Appointment made. Believe it or not, oh ye of little faith, there actually has been a bit of progress on this front. There’s a different doctor than the one I’ve been seeing, local rather than shipped in, with a different outfit that does eye surgery in-house rather than having to check in to a hospital. And they’re better plugged-in with financial aid, which the bunch I’ve been going to doesn’t want to deal with.
Incredibly, as eye-poppingly generous as this donation is it may not be sufficient for cataract/glaucoma surgery on both eyes if I just plunk down cash on the barrelhead. So the financial aid is important. But this makes it not only possible but immediately possible, and you may be sure I’ve already jumped on it.
The first appointment is set for December 24, which does make this an outstanding Christmas present indeed.
And yes, if the person who donated the money gives me permission to share a name, I will be delighted to do so.
UPDATE: I’ve been told the donor’s identity, and that the information should go no further than that. So that’s the way it’ll be, but be sure I’ve expressed my own appreciation.