Differenly Able Athletics Club (DAAC) Founder and Amputee, William France M.S., who is also a veteran marathon athlete, in addition to being a pioneer of equal participation in sports in Guyana, has returned to Guyana following successful corrective eye surgery in Trinidad and Tobago.
France was diagnosed with cataract in both of his eyes last month, but thanks to the contributions of many he was able to complete the surgery in the Twin Island Republic.
The total budget for the trip, surgery and one month of rehabilitation was pegged at $1.2 million. H.E. David Granger sponsored the airfare while the Ministry of Public Health contributed handsomely with USD$4000 towards the bill.
Also making contributions were the National Sports Commission (NSC), Minister of Social Protection Amna Ally, Ramchand’s Auto Sales and Spares, Gafoors Shopping Complex, Dr. Bowman from Mocha Arcadia, Mr. French from Pritipaul Singh, Charles Miller and Leslie Blacks.
During a brief interview with Kaieteur Sport, France expressed thanks to every person and organisation that supported him and explained that the surgery was a success since his eyesight has increased majorly.
France also revealed that he is not ready to retire and he will be holding a fundraising walk on April 27th in Essequibo, from Coffee Grove to Queenstown before winging out to Canada next month for the Winston Forest Half Marathon race.
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