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Twin Falls, Idaho ( KMVT-TV / KTWT-TV ) Friday a family hopes to move one step closer to a sight-saving trip to china.
Tallin Thompson was born with Optic Nerve Hypoplasia, which makes her eyes under-developed.
The plan is to send Tallin and her mom to China for a procedure which isn't approved in the U.S.
So far they have held car washes, raffles, community projects and a dinner held at Canyon Crest Event Center today.
So far, they are about half-way to what they need in order to make the trip.
According to Tallin’s Grandmother, “It cost around $30,000 and that doesn’t include airfare. We’re at $8,500 now, and we’re hoping this’ll push it over the half-way mark, the $15,000 mark.”
The experimental surgery in China has about an 80% success rate.
If you would like to help, go to any Wells Fargo Bank and donate to ‘Tallin’s Fight For Sight.’