Hit with severe glaucoma, Wes Cates’ father has been legally blind for several years. On his GoFundMe page he even indicates that he struggled to watch his son play while he was with the Saskatchewan Roughriders He notes:
“My son was a professional football player with the Saskatchewan Roughriders, and even though I went to many of his games, I struggled to enjoy the game because I could not see the action. I couldn’t see him on the field during the game, and the only way I could enjoy seeing him play was at home trying to watch tapes.”
Cates played for the Roughriders from 2007-2011 where he was a league-wide All-Star in 2008 rushing for 1229 yards, amassing 451 receiving yards and scoring 16 touchdowns. His rushing total was good enough for second best in the CFL that season. In 2007, after being acquired by the Roughriders, you can read about how Cates helped the Riders win the 2007 Grey Cup by running on just one foot!
So now Wes is taking action and trying to raise money to help his father see again! For more information on how to donate, CLICK HERE. Or learn more about eSight, the eyewear that might allow Wes’ father to see again!