Eyeball 2006

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Eyeball 2006

Wang Foundation for Sight Restoration Presents

Eye Ball 2006: Eyes and Elegance

Saturday, October 7, 2006, 6pm, black tie

Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, Nashville, TN

Eye Ball Chair: Dr. Robert Frist, MD

Foundation board:  Priscilla Garcia, Charles Grummon, Mary Beth Thomas, Ming Wang, Shirley Zeitlin

Wang Foundation for Sight Restoration is a 501c(3) charitable organization that provides support to severely corneal blind patients to undergo new sight restoration surgeries performed by the foundation doctors free of charge.

To date, the foundation has helped patients from 40 states and 55 countries and described the world's first laser artificial cornea implantation.

Come dance with us, and for a good cause! Your participation of the Eye Ball and contribution will help give these blind patients the precious gift of sight!

All proceeds go to support the blind patients. RSVP with a check ($150/person) payable to "Wang Foundation for Sight Restoration" and sent by 9/30/06 to

Dr. Ming Wang, MD,Ph.D, Wang Foundation for Sight Restoration, 1801 West End Ave, Ste 1150, Nashville, TN, 37203, USA,

615-321-8881, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , www.wangfoundation.com

Blind toddler from India receives help from the proceeds of Eye Ball 2006 in China- the first charitable event of its kind in China!

For immediate release November 21, 2006

Alanna J. Napier

615-480-3816

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Blind toddler from India receives help from the proceeds of Eye Ball 2006 in China-

the first charitable event of its kind in China!

4-year old Kajal, blinded by her own step-mother, may have a chance to see again!

(November 21, 2006, Shenzhen, PR China; Nashville, USA) Four year-old Kajal, living in a shelter in Allahabad, India, was purposely blinded by her step-mother and abandoned at a train station in India in June 2006.  Now in the care of the Society of Underprivileged People (SOUP) in India, her caretakers reach out to Dr. Ming Wang, an internationally known eye reconstructive and corneal specialist, chief scientific officer of Shenzhen Sun Hospital in China and director of Wang Vision Institute in US for help for Kajal. On December 2, 2006, Dr. Wang and Shenzhen Sun Hospital will host China’s first charity Eye Ball, in conjunction with China’s national ballroom dance championship, to raise funds for blind patients such as Kajal.

Trained at Harvard and MIT (magna cum laude) and with a doctorate degree in laser physics, Dr. Wang completed his residency at Wills Eye Hospital and corneal fellowship at Bascom Palmer Eye Institute. A former USA FDA Ophthalmic Device Panel member and an active researcher, he published a paper in the world renowned journal Nature and holds a US patent for an invention for a new biotechnology to restore sight in the terminally corneal blind patients. Dr. Wang performed the world’s first femtosecond laser artificial cornea implantation. He established Wang Foundation for Sight Restoration, a 501 (c) (3) non-profit charitable organization in US that helps severely corneal blind patients undergo new sight restoration surgeries performed by him free of charge. To date, the foundation has attracted patients from over 40 states in the US and from 55 countries worldwide. For the past two years, the foundation has held its annual fund-raising event, the Eye Ball, in Nashville, TN, USA.

Now, Dr. Wang has extended his idea of Eye Ball, to mainland China, a country where people have improved their own lives significantly in the last 10 years with the amazing economic growth and there is a growing interest in giving and helping others. As the chief scientific officer for Shenzhen’s Sun Hospital, Dr. Wang returns to China 2-3 times a year, to lecture and perform surgeries.

Dr. Wang will entirely waive his fees for medical and surgical care for Kajal. The patient will either be operated at Sun Hospital in China, or at Wang Vision Institute in US, in conjunction with Wang Foundation for Sight Restoration. Dr. Wang will be using femtosecond laser artificial cornea implantation, a technique that he developed to restore sight in terminally corneal blind patients.

The China’s first Eye Ball will be a black-tie event, with men in tails and ladies in full ball gowns. Attendees will listen to the stories and testimonials of blind patients such as Kajal, and the foundation and hospital’s mission and work. This ballroom dance event will be attended by hundreds of China’s best professional ballroom dancers since the Eye Ball is held at the ballroom championship itself. It will feature a ballroom dance demonstration by the reigning world pro-am ballroom finalist in international 10-dance, Dr. Ming Wang.

For information about China’s first Eye Ball and Shenzhen Sun Hospital, contact www.sun.91.cn. For information about Kajal and Dr. Ming Wang,  call Alanna J. Napier 615-480-3816, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or contact Dr. Wang at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , or contact Wang Foundation for Sight Restoration at www.wangfoundation.com.

 

 

Eyeball pictures

01sConngresswoman and EyeBAll 2012 chair Diane Black

martha_adamssFoundation patient Martha Adams who used to be blind and now can see!

02s“Dancing with the stars at EyeBall” three judges: Dr. Ming Wang, EyeBall 2012 Chair Congresswoman Diane Black and Danny Baye.

03sDr Ming Wang

04sVicki Yates, Jonathan Bungard, Juanita Simanekova, Rudy Kalis, Jennifer Kirksmith and Glen Casada.

05sEyeball invite on table

06sEyeBall scene with a big eye ball on screen

08sTN Congressman Glen Casada and Jennifer Kirksmith.

09sMing & Paris

10sJJ

Eyeball pictures

 

11sRudy Kalis and Juanita Simanekova.

  12sShirley Zeitlin and Dennis Woods.

  13sVicki Yates and Jonathan Bungard.

  14sDr Wang, Colleen Conway-Welch, and Ted Welch

eyeball2012v2sEyeball 2012 Official Photo.

15sAfrican dancer

16African drummers

17sJennifer Kirksmith and Dennis Woods

18sJennifer Kirksmith and Dennis Woods in practice

19sJuanita Simanekova and Jonathan Bungard.