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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

What’s New In The Carolinas – By Dean Vavra

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Our Facebook fans are aware that Miracles In Sight (MIS), formerly, the North Carolina Eye Bank, acquired the eye banking operation from LifePoint in South Carolina May 4th. The acquisition has consolidated most of North Carolina and South Carolina eye banking operations under the MIS roof.Read More

Employee Spotlight – Brenda Horn

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Welcome Brenda Horn, Director of Business Development!

Brenda Horn came to Miracles In Sight from LifePoint, SC, where she was Vice President of Tissue Services. Her professional accomplishments are many, including the Eye Bank Association of America (EBAA) Heise Award winner, in recognition of her outstanding devotion to the EBAA’s development. It is the highest honor given to those serving in the fight against blindness.Read More