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Aims & Objectives
KC Support is a comprehensive, interactive resource dedicated to helping parents, children and adults face the unique challenges of Keratoconus. KC Support's aim is to bring awareness to the difficulties parents and their children face with Keratoconus, from being diagnosed to finding the right doctor. We also want to bring awareness to the general problems people with Keratoconus incur on a daily basis regardless of age. KC Support is not a charity nor a for profit site. KC Support is privately financed. It offers a free service for anyone affected by Keratoconus.

The People
KC Support was created by Kristy and Neil, who both jointly maintain and run the website, as well as moderate the message board. Kristy's daughter, Anna, was diagnosed with advanced Keratoconus at the tender age of 5. This diagnosis will mark her life forever. After learning as much as she could about Keratoconus and seeing many doctors, Kristy finally got Anna to see a KC specialist that turned their lives around and made her a passionate advocate for those with Keratoconus. She has appeared on local TV news programs and several articles have been published about their experiences. Neil was diagnosed with Keratoconus 4 years ago. Since that time, he has been an active member and campaigner for various Keratoconus charities and self-help groups.

The History
In the spring of 2004, the collective efforts of three people with a shared vision came to life. Roman, Jason and Neil collaborated to develop the “Global Keratoconus Support Group.” However, due to work and family commitments, two of the founding members have had to focus their energies on other aspects of their lives. The site said its final goodbyes at the close of 2004.
With the new year comes new inspiration... and a new site. It was at this stage that we were inspired to create the new and improved KC Support. Much of the structure of the former website was used as a starting point. However, our vision has broadened and evolved toward a focus on helping the entire family. With the increase in the incidences of Keratoconus in younger people, we felt inspired to focus much of our efforts on children with Keratoconus and the special challenges they and their families face now and in the future.



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