miracles in sight success stories

Tribute Stories

These are the people who benefit from the work we do – the grateful recipients who receive the gift of sight, and the dedicated physicians who are able to restore sight to their patients.
miracles in sight success stories

The Power of Sight Restored

Click on the excerpts below to read tribute stories involving Miracles In Sight and our partnerships.

We are grateful to hear from donor families and recipients about the impact of their experiences. Please consider sharing your story to help spread awareness about the donation process and hope for families in similar situations.

June 11, 2024 / Tribute Stories

Donor Family Story: Sawyer Updike

Born in Curepipe, Mauritius (Africa) on March 12, 2005, Sawyer Lee Updike graced the world with his presence until January 16, 2024....
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May 7, 2024 / Tribute Stories

Donor Family Story: Nancy Minger

My mom passed away on 12/2/2023 and she donated her eyes to your organization. I just wanted to share some...
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April 23, 2024 / Tribute Stories

Donor Family Story: Jared Butler

My son Jared Butler was killed in a motorcycle accident on November 14. We donated all his organs (eyes skin...
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March 10, 2024 / Tribute Stories

Donor Family Story: Michelle DeHart

Michelle DeHart loved life and lived life to its full potential. She traveled to many places, and in her last...
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February 28, 2024 / Tribute Stories

Wendy and Tim’s Story, Part 2

The following is the second in a two-part story of the special connection between the family of tissue donor, Tim...
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February 7, 2024 / Tribute Stories

Donor Family Story: Dorcus Knuckles

You wanted to know about my mother. She was a beautiful and kind woman. She also was a God-fearing woman...
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  • David had just graduated from high school. He was 18 years old and very loving. He was a true trickster, always playing jokes on people (especially me). We love him and we miss him, but we are glad that he could give someone else the ability to see.

    Kim D.

  • I know she would be very pleased and proud to know that her eyes are now helping someone else to see the beauty in the world as she did. That was the kind of person she was. She will be missed by all who knew her, most of all by me.

    Van B.

  • When I was diagnosed with a progressive eye disease my only hope was corneal transplant surgery. I couldn’t believe that someone I didn’t even know would care enough to give their loved one’s corneas to me. Because of the gift of sight, I was able to touch the lives of others as an EMS technician.

    Gary G.

  • It was taking me out of the darkness and putting me into the marvelous light. I did not realize I had so many freckles on my face until my transplant!


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