The process of deciding to donate eye tissue at the end of life can be emotionally overwhelmingly. Miracles In Sight provides support and resources to those who are grieving over the loss of a loved one.

Donor Families

At Miracles In Sight we understand that the loss of anyone is tragic, and we know that friends and family will grieve that loss. At such a time, the emotions surrounding the issue of organ, tissue and eye donation can be overwhelming. Yet through the generosity of the person who is gone, another person will have the opportunity to see, and we hope the friends and family will take some comfort from this. Below are some resources to help deal with the loss of a loved one.


Grief Library

The following books may be helpful to you during this difficult time.

Adult Grief

Understanding Your Grieving Heart – By: Mary M. Wong

I Wasn’t Ready to Say Goodbye – By: Brook Noel and Pamela D. Blair, Ph.D

A Guide for the Bereaved Survivor – By: Robert Baugher, Ph.D. and Marc Calija

Teenage Grief

Fire In My Heart, Ice In My Veins – By: Enid Samuel – Traisman, M.S.W.

I Remember, I Remember – By: Enid Samuel – Traisman, M.S.W.

My Grieving Journey Book – By: Donna and Eve Shavatt

Loss Of A Child

Healing a Parent’s Grieving Heart – By: Alan D. Wolfelt, Ph.D.

The Death of a Child – By: Elaine E. Stillwell

Dear Parents – By: The Centering Corporation

Loss Of A Parent

I Heard Your Daddy Died – By: Mark Scrivani

Finding Your Way After Your Parent Dies – By: Richard Gilbert

Motherless Daughters – By: Hope Edelman


Someone I Love Died By Suicide – By: Doreen Cammarata

Suicide of a Child – By: Adina Wrobleski

Suicide: Survivors – By Adina Wrobleski

Men’s Grief

When a Man Faces Grief – By: Thomas R. Golden and James E. Miller

Healing a Father’s Grief – By: William H. Schatz

Cowbells and Courage – By: Patrick W. Page

Children’s Grief

Lifetimes – By: Bryan Mellonie and Robert Ingpen

Water bugs and Dragonflies – By: Doris Stickney

The Next Place – By: Warren Hanson

  • I feel honored that God made that sassy, smart, funny and compassionate girl my sister. I am a better person because of it. I know without a doubt that she would be so happy that her eyes were able to help you.

    Heather F.

  • I am so grateful to the North Caroline Eye Bank for giving me the opportunity to share the sparkle in his eyes with someone else. I love the thought that someone is seeing the sunset or a rainbow that Arthur so loved, through his eyes. It is a blessing to me to know that a part of him lives on.


  • We are proud that through The North Carolina Eye Bank we were able to honor his dedication to research and innovation and make a donation that we hope will continue to improve and preserve the vision of many.


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