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InSights

Everyday Heroes Are Among Us

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If you listen to Sarah Chandler speak of her son, it’s obvious that Mark was the reason the sun came up every morning and the stars twinkled at night. Sarah describes her son as a friend to all, and a stranger to none. A small town USA boy with an enormous heart and a willing hand. Mark gave so much in life, it would be just like him to give as much in death.Read More

Anniversary Of First Cornea Transplant

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On this day in 1905, Austrian surgeon Dr. Edward Zirm, performed the first successful human full-thickness transplant in Moravia, now the Czech Republic.Read More

Hannah’s Story – The Gift Of Sight

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Hannah Loy was in a car accident December 5, 2010, she did not survive.

Hannah was only seventeen years old. Her parents made the decision to honor their daughter’s wish to become an eye and organ donor.

It is through the selfless act of a teenager and the courage of her parents that Hannah was able to provide sight to two people suffering from corneal blindness.
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Employee Spotlight – Tina Claussen

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I was searching for a meaningful career, and was fortunate to find my way into this profession.  My career in donation began in 2007 with LifePoint in South Carolina. I started as a Donor Coordinator in the Communications Center.Read More

Employee Spotlight – Mary Kinlaw

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Welcome to Miracles In Sight, Mary!

Mary K. Kinlaw came to Miracles In Sight from LifePoint in Charleston, SC with over 12 years of eye banking experience. She received her Eye Bank Technician Certification (CEBT) in 2009 and has served on committees with the Eye Bank Association of America.Read More

Employee Spotlight – Sarah Wilson

With a recent move from Charleston, SC, Sarah is starting a new professional and personal adventure in Winston-Salem. Sarah worked as a Recovery Technician in 2008 with LifePoint Eye Bank in South Carolina. In 2010 she transitioned to the Communications Center and in 2013 became a Case Manager with the tissue division.Read More