Everyone knows and loves Steve Newman so lets all help him get the operation he needs to enable him to see again.
Here is an update from Steve on his eye situation this morning.
Huge thanks to Dr Faul and his team at the Garden Route Eye Clinic, The Barleycorn, The False bay Folk Club, The String and Whistle, the Fireclub/Four Winds, The George Lions and all contributors. The op was very successful and it was very exciting for me to have better vision, however on Saturday the 1st September while playing at the Oyster Wine and Food Festival near Fourways in the late afternoon my vision suddenly deteriorated to an almost pre op state. The l ast set I couldn't see the neck of my guitar and see faces only light and shade, silhouettes. My son Jai and I landed in George at midday today the 3rd of September and went straight to the eye clinic where the doctor discovered blood in the eye and recommended an operation which would cost at rock bottom discount price of R35,000. This op could improve the vision and make it clear whether the retina is detached or not. The retina op would also cost rock bottom discount price of R35,000. But the doctor did suggest that I go to a state hospital which would be less pricey. this post was typed by my son Jai as I can't read or type at the moment.