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.

September 5, 2023 / Tribute Stories

Donor Family Story: Larry Robertson

On March 4th at 11:00 pm Larry was experiencing chest discomfort and sweating. EMS was called and he was taken...
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August 31, 2023 / Tribute Stories

Donor Family Story: Ian Roof

Our son and brother, Ian Michael Roof, was born on April 15, 1986 and passed away at the age of...
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August 8, 2023 / Tribute Stories

Donor Family Story: Anita Reeder Hardister

Anita Reeder Hardister was a giver all of her life. It was in her DNA I suppose. At a mere...
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July 25, 2023 / Tribute Stories

Donor Family Story: Sandy Fife

When Sandy was born premature in 1953, it was evident right away she had vision problems. Her left eye was...
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July 6, 2023 / Tribute Stories

Donor Family Story: Russell Cutrell

My father, Russell, was a hard working man who loves his family and made them his priority. I am the...
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June 29, 2023 / Tribute Stories

Donor Family Story: Francisco Calderon

Frankie was the kindest person I’ve ever known. He had the biggest heart and would do anything for anyone; especially...
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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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