UTVForums.net and Polaris Industries team up to support the Cody Johnson Tour for the Cure and to help race to cure blindness.
Polaris Industries has kindly joined the race and donated a Polaris RZR 170 to show their support and help us raise $10,000 to reach out goal!
Donation tickets will be offered at the price of $25.00 per ticket, with the option to purchase five tickets for a total of a $100.00 donation at the official Race to Cure Blindness website. Each donation will be issued a unique ticket number and the tickets will be placed in a drawing box to be drawn at the dinner of the Rally on the Rocks in Moab, Utah May 12-15, 2010 (where the Tour for the Cure ends). The winner will receive a new Polaris RZR 170 and shipping to anywhere in the lower 48 is included (shipping to be paid by the RZRForums.net Moderator Team).
Don’t miss out on a chance to win a wonderful RZR 170 for your children and support a great cause at the same time! We’re confident that we will reach our goal with the support of the UTVForums.net membership base and also help a great cause and fellow member at the same time.
We would like to personally thank all of the vendors and members who have donated so far and a special thanks goes out to Polaris, FJK, bigmike58 and Flashgordon of RZRForums.net, for all of their support and for making this happen!
We are currently at 53% of our goal and with this wonderful donation from Polaris the end is now in sight. Please use the enclosed link below to make your donation and help us race to cure blindness!
More information about Cody Johnson and the Foundation Fighting Blindness:
Cody was born profoundly deaf, and finally at 1 1/2 years old, he was diagnosed as so. After coming to grips with his deafness, his family started to look into his options, and tried to figure out what to do. After hours of searching on the web, and researching what was out there, they decided to go with a cochlear implant. The implant has been nothing short of a miracle of technology. Cody went to a school for the deaf and hard of hearing from age 2 to 6, and then had progressed far enough in his hearing abilities to be mainstreamed into public school at age six, and go to kindergarten with all his neighborhood friends. A pretty amazing thing for a kid who didn’t hear until he was 2. At age 9, after having a routine eye exam, he was referred to a specialist to look at something that was going on in his eyes. Having already dealt with his deafness, and all the emotions, denial, etc. which came with that, he was seemingly dealt another blow, as he was diagnosed with retinitis pigmentosa. The easiest way to describe this disease, is that he first looses his night vision, then he will slowly loose his peripheral vision, until he is basically seeing through a straw. To say the least this is a scary thing for him and his family. As of right now, Cody has lost the majority of his night vision. His peripheral is still OK, but over the past two years, they have noticed that he is not seeing things on the ground, and tripping over simple things that we as normal seeing individuals take for granted.
The foundation for fighting blindness, has been the site that his family go to keep up on the latest clinical trials and what the future holds for Cody with regards to his site. As with Cody’s cochlear implant, there are things in progress for the cure of blindness, and even the restoration of lost sight which are truly a miracle for many family’s like the Johnson’s. It is hard to believe, but something as serious as blindness often takes a back seat to many other conditions, as many people know so very little about it.
The foundation, has funded some pretty amazing things already. Just over a year ago, a gene therapy was shown which was able to take two individuals with LCA ( a related disease), and give them sight!