Kai Owens suffers from retinitis pegmentosa. The disease causes vision loss for its sufferers.
The money was raised by fundraisers at Southeast Bulloch and Statesboro High schools and Brooklet Elementary School.
The Southeast Bulloch Student Council initiated the drive, “Costumes and Cap for Kai”. The Statesboro High School Student Council joined the campaign. Brooklet Elementary School contributed more money with donations from the annual Pumpkin Parade.
Party Impressions participated by donating a costume which Kai wore on Halloween when he ate lunch with his brother, Cash, who attends Southeast Bulloch. Kai’s father teaches at Statesboro High School
Kai’s mother, Kim, said the money will used to buy special glasses he needs. Some of it will also be used to purchase a Mac computer with features designed to help visually impaired people.