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Von Miller Gives a Surprise of a Lifetime During the Fifth Annual Von's Vision Day Reveal Party
Posted By:  Madison Conroy
Thursday, April 26, 2018

Over the past five years, over 500 Denver students have received their new pair of fashionable corrective eyeglasses from Von Miller at his annual Von’s Vision Day Reveal Party, a community outreach program of Von’s Vision, at Sports Authority Field at Mile High.  

But on Tuesday, 12-year-old Jonathan Sykes received a surprise of a lifetime from his role model and favorite Denver Broncos player, Von Miller.    Jonathan has long struggled with his vision so much so that he has different visual acuity in both the right and left eye. Not only has the different visual acuity caused Jonathan massive headaches due to eye strains, but it has made it hard for him to see the chalkboard during school and to participate in sports after school.  

Due to Jonathan’s visual acuity, doctors recommended that Jonathan attend vision therapy twice a week to help correct his vision problem. Additionally, doctors recommended that Jonathan wear contact lenses as the prescription being so different in each of Jonathan's eyes makes one eyeglass lens much thicker and heavier.  

The high cost of the therapy sessions and contact lenses and having to leave school early to attend the sessions made it difficult for Jonathan and his family to receive the help that Jonathan needed to correct his vision. When the therapy sessions became a financial barrier for Jonathan, he started to borrow eyeglasses from his friends as a replacement for the therapy sessions.  

When Von learned that Jonathan was borrowing eyeglasses, Von immediately wanted to plan a surprise of a lifetime for Jonathan to give him his new fashionable corrective eyeglasses.  

On Tuesday, Von did just that. Von walked into a private suite at Sports Authority Field at Mile High and surprised Jonathan by hand delivering his new pair of eyeglasses. The private surprise didn’t stop there. Von presented Jonathan with a year supply of contact lenses and a signed Miller jersey.  

For Von, life is bigger than the game of football and it is the impact he leaves off the field that is important for him. It is Von’s “with great power comes great responsibility” mindset that allowed Von the opportunity to successfully give Jonathon and 99 other students the gift of sight on Tuesday evening.



 
 
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