Throughout the year, parents of newly-diagnosed Coats’ patients reach out to us for assistance in finding experienced retina specialists to consult for a second opinion and treatment for their child. We hear from parents and patients from around the world. Recently, we were contacted by the parents of an 18 month old girl in Argentina who was just diagnosed with Coats’ Disease, possibly in both eyes. We consulted with our Scientific Advisory Board (SAB) doctors for referrals and now the parents may bring their daughter to the US to be seen by one of our SAB pediatric retina specialists.








Until we find a cure, there will never be a last Coats’ patient needing our help. As a monthly donor, your contributions to the Jack McGovern Coats’ Disease Foundation will enable us to provide immediate resources for Coats’ patients and families, fund research for improved treatments, and support researchers and clinicians exploring a cure for Coats’ Disease. Please consider becoming a monthly donor to help us change the lives of all Coats’ patients!




At the age of 11, Jack McGovern suddenly lost most of the vision in his left eye. He was diagnosed with Coats’ Disease, a rare eye disorder that afflicts children as well as adults and can lead to vision loss and sometimes requires removal of the eye. Despite the limited vision, Jack continued an active sporting life, playing Lacrosse for four years at the Division 1 collegiate level.

The Jack McGovern Coats’ Disease Foundation is committed to finding a cure for Coats’ Disease so that other children and adults can be cured of this disease before they lose their vision. Please join us in funding research to find a cure for Coats’ Disease.


  • Recurring Donation or Annual Donation. To set up your monthly recurring donation, or to make an annual gift, please visit our end-of-year campaign page or our  general fund donation page.
  • Planned Giving. To consider the Jack McGovern Coats’ Disease Foundation in your will or planned giving, please contact Deborah Marron at 888-314-8853 or email [email protected]
  • Employer Match. Many companies will match their employee contributions to charities of their choice! To find out if your employer participates in such a program, please contact your human resources department. It’s a great way to stretch your donation dollars!


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