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Jones County teen needs overseas surgery to save eyesight

Kayla Mosley, 19, is losing her eyesight because of a connective tissue disorder and an eye condition called keretaconus. Kayla Mosley, 19, is losing her eyesight because of a connective tissue disorder and an eye condition called keretaconus.
JONES COUNTY, MS (WDAM) - Kayla Mosley, 19, is losing her eyesight because of a connective tissue disorder and an eye condition called keretaconus. 

The condition makes the tissues in her body thinner than normal, making the cornea in her eyes stretch into a cone shape, blurring her vision. 

"Without my contacts, I can't really see much of anything," Kayla said. 

Doctors in the United States have done all that they can do. Her only option now is to travel to the Netherlands in hopes of a miracle. 

"I was not eligible for any of the surgeries that he could do, or anyone else could do in the United States, so he suggested a Bowman Layer's transplant," Kayla added.

"The Lord has a plan, and if he chooses her to not have her sight. If that's how he wants to use her, he will use her that way because she's a very special person," Kayla's mother Dianna added.

Her family along with the community have been supporting Kayla every step of the way.  Many churches, towns and communities have organized fundraisers to help raise money for her trip to the Netherlands. The trip could cost more than $50,000. The family will have to cover all expenses. 

If you would like to donate to Kayla's trip, please click here.

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