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.

April 10, 2023 / Tribute Stories

Donor Family Story: Guy Giesen

Guy was born on October the 25, 1955 in Austin Tx to Frank and Betty Giesen. He grew up on...
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March 15, 2023 / Tribute Stories

Recipient Story: Shelly Cleek

"I was the blessed recipient of cornea tissue that changed my life unlike anything previous or ever will. I now...
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February 18, 2023 / Tribute Stories

Donor Family Story: Dylan Charles Stone

Dylan Charles Stone easily won the hearts of nearly everyone he met. He had a warm demeanor and a friendly...
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January 18, 2023 / Tribute Stories

Donor Family Story: Francisco “Paco” Rodriguez

Francisco “Paco” Rodriguez was a special man to everyone he encountered. Exemplifying what it meant to live life to the...
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November 29, 2022 / Tribute Stories

Donor Family Story: Jack Deloplaine

NFL football fans, especially Pittsburgh Steelers fans, will certainly recognize the name Jack “Hydroplane” Deloplaine. Drafted by the Steelers in...
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November 29, 2022 / Tribute Stories

Donor Family Story: Tyese Jackson Miller

My name is Demetria Jackson. I am the daughter of Tyese Jackson Miller. I wanted to just share a little...
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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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