GOOD NEWS WATCH: Army Hopeful Gets Amazing, Life-Changing Surprise on 'Fox and Friends'
Mariah Bryant's dreams of serving her country in the Army were dashed when she found out that she has Keratoconus, a degenerative eye disease that can lead to blindness.
Now working her way through nursing school, Bryant heard about a surgery that could save her sight. Unfortunately, she could not afford the high cost of the procedure.
Bryant appeared on "Fox and Friends" this morning to share her story and to receive the surprise of a lifetime.
"I can’t drive anymore. I can’t do sports the way I want to anymore, because the lights start to hurt you eventually, and it blinds you," Bryant said. "The disease is basically like looking into a light and looking away, so that you still see that halo. That’s basically what my life is every day."
She explained that there is a procedure that could cure the disease, but it costs $20,000, and there is only one doctor who is FDA-approved to perform the surgery, Dr. Brian Boxer Wachler.
Bryant was shocked when Dr. Brian then joined "Fox and Friends" via satellite from Los Angeles with some amazing news.
"A donor who wishes to remain anonymous has stepped forward and agreed to cover the cost of your procedures and your travel out here to Los Angeles," Dr. Brian revealed. "So, after the show this morning, you’re going to be boarding a plane to Los Angeles to my office in Beverly Hills. Tomorrow, we’re going to be doing your procedures. And by the end of the day tomorrow, your journey will have come to an end, and this weight that's been on your shoulders will be gone."
"Thank you so much," a teary-eyed Bryant said. "This means the world. I get to start my life over."
"This is amazing. This is a blessing. I’ve prayed about it, and Dr. Brian knows what we go through. It’s something that no one can ever imagine."
Watch the touching "Fox and Friends" clip above.