Tennessee celebrates its first ever Coats' Disease Awareness Day!
We are excited to share that today, August 17th, was recently proclaimed as Coats' Awareness Day in Tennessee.
Coats Disease is an eye disorder characterized by abnormalities with the arteries and veins inside the eyes that provide blood and oxygen to the retina.
Our very own patient, Kip Richardson, and his mom, Lisa, worked hard to make this day happen. After Lisa was asked to join the board of the McGovern Coats' Disease Foundation, she and Kip became even more dedicated to the cause, and as a result of their hard work and dedication, Governor Bill Lee declared Tennessee as the fifth state to adopt August 17th as Coats' Disease Awareness Day. Please join us in celebrating this proclamation and help promote awareness for Coats Disease. Check out https://coatsdiseasefoundation.org/