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Running for the Eye and Ear

September 23, 2013

When Robert Cole signed up for the 10km Run Melbourne event, he was invited to choose an organisation to raise funds for. It was an easy choice.

At the age of 12, Robert underwent surgery at the Eye and Ear to have an intraocular implant inserted in his left eye due to congenital cataracts. The outcome of the surgery was very successful for Robert, who later had an implant in his right eye to further improve his sight.

“When the opportunity came up to choose an organisation to raise money for, I began thinking about the things that made a big difference in my life,” said Robert.

“What has made a big difference to me has been the big and little things to come out of the surgery I had at the Eye and Ear when I was a child.”

As well as raising almost $300 for the hospital, Robert recorded another great achievement on the day of the event, running the 10km course in under 47 minutes.

The support we receive from Robert and other donors enables the hospital to make a real difference to patient care. To find out how you can help, visit Support the Eye and Ear.