John Turri, a seventeen-year-old with Keratoconus, received a fresh outlook on life recently. John’s mother, Amy, is a single mother of five and is barely making ends meet. After finding out the cost of surgery on the day of John’s consultation, she broke down because she could not afford to pay for the procedure.

Upon hearing their story, Dr. Dougherty agreed to perform Corneal Crosslinking (CXL) surgery on John for free! Before surgery, we asked John what he hoped to do after the procedure was complete and he said he was looking forward to getting his driver’s license. Good Luck, John!