Ind. preacher gets LASIK Surgery through anonymous donor’s help


by Claudia Coffey

Posted on November 22, 2012 at 9:50 PM

Updated Thursday, Nov 22 at 10:08 PM

GEORGETOWN, Ind. (WHAS11) -- An anonymous donor called up John Kenyon and offered to pay for an Indiana preacher to have LASIK Surgery since he's been wearing glasses his entire life.

Neil Crouse has been in the ministry for 15 years. But for the first time this weekend when he stands before his congregation at Forward Church in Georgetown, Ind. something will be missing.

"I have 20/20 with both eyes; which is fantastic. I don’t have to put on glasses or use reading glasses," Crouse said.

After wearing glasses most his life, this is a huge change. It may not sound like a big deal but the way it came about is nothing short of a miracle.

In October, Neil says he received a phone call from somebody saying they have a special delivery for him. Just a short time later he checked the mail box and he found a note saying someone, an anonymous donor, was giving him the gift of vision.

The note was from John Kenyon and when he called them up they explained an anonymous donor wanted him to have LASIK.

“When we received this, I thought wow what an amazing gift for somebody to give,” Crouse said. 

Dr. Asim Piracha says it’s been a unique experience to be a part of

“It was really a blessing for us to be a part of. For somebody like him that is giving so much to his community. It's Thanksgiving and people are giving thanks to him and for us to be involved is a way of showing our appreciation as well,” Piracha said.

Neil will deliver his sermon for the first time this Sunday without wearing reading glasses.