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East Ham resident to walk 14 miles for hospital that saved her sight

PUBLISHED: 12:49 02 March 2015 | UPDATED: 13:00 02 March 2015

Hayley Midwinter from East Ham will be walking 14 miles for Moorfields Eye Hospital

Hayley Midwinter from East Ham will be walking 14 miles for Moorfields Eye Hospital

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A woman from East Ham will be taking part in a charity walk to raise money for a specialist hospital that saved her sight.

Hayley Midwinter, 25, is thanking Moorfields Eye Hospital for the help she received after suffering with a degenerative eye disorder, by walking 14 miles for the hospital’s Eye to Eye event on March 22.

Hayley will be joining hundreds of others to raise cash and walk from the hospital in City Road to the London Eye.

Hayley said: “I was referred to the hospital by my optician who saw something during a check-up.

“After my first visit to Moorfields I was diagnosed with Keratoconus, which causes the cornea to thin and change to a conical shape. This causes my sight to be blurred.

“I wanted to participate in Eye to Eye to do my bit in aiding further research and to show how grateful I am to the wonderful staff at Moorfields.”

Visit justgiving.com/Hayley-Midwinter3 to donate.

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