Sheridan students hold fundraiser for Philip Nicholls

Philip Nicholls pictured here as he continues to fight off a rare eye infection affecting his cornea.

Philip Nicholls pictured here as he continues to fight off a rare eye infection affecting his cornea.

 

Newly accepted Sheridan Bachelor of Illustration student Philip Nicholls has been fighting to save his eye from a rare fungal infection (fungal keratitis) and his friends at the college are doing what they can to ensure he overcomes this. The 19 year-old Nicholls recently spent two years at Sheridan in the Visual and Creative Arts program and got accepted into the Illustration program for the fall of 2015. However, he has been dealing with this severe infection for some time now, which puts him in danger of losing the sight in his eye and possibly the eye itself if the infection isn’t cured.

That is when members of his resident at Sheridan organized a football game fundraiser on Saturday April 11th to help Nicholls’ cause. They sold hot dogs and raised $115 for Philip as he and his family fight to pay for medications that are not covered by the school drug plan. Nicholls and his family released this personal statement.

“This outpouring of support from his faithful student friends is so important to Phil and our family. Please single this group out for special accolades. They deserve it. They’re an example to your student body and staff and for everyone as we help Philip to save his eye.”

Nicholls and his family have organized an online fundraiser to help raise money and awareness for his brave fight against the infection. If you would like to make your own personal donation, you can visit the website here to help his cause. To date he has raised over $10,000 dollars. The Sheridan community will continue to support him and his courageous battle.

Thanks to all who have helped Nicholls’ and his family.

 

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