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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.

October 12, 2022 / Tribute Stories

Donor Family Story: Geraldine “Gerry” Madden

The family of donor Geraldine "Gerry" Madden provided the story of her amazing life. "In talking about writing her obituary,...
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October 12, 2022 / Tribute Stories

Donor Family Story: George Wilson

I want to tell you that my husband, George Wilson, was a wonderful photographer. He had an “eye for it”....
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October 11, 2022 / Tribute Stories

Donor Family Story: David Glover

David wanted to help others. He exemplified the life of servant leadership and devotion to Jesus. His favorite Bible verse...
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September 2, 2022 / Tribute Stories

Donor Family Story: Richard “Rick” Richardson, Jr.

Richard “Rick” Robinson Richardson, Jr. 03-31-1949  to  04-15-2022 Rick would be so very pleased that his corneas gave the gift...
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August 8, 2022 / Tribute Stories

Donor Family Story: Lance Davenport

The loss of my son has been difficult for us. Lance had cerebral palsy, a seizure disorder, cortical blindness and...
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Close up shot of Russell Beasley, Eye Donor
May 13, 2022 / Tribute Stories

Donor Story: “That was Russell. He always wanted to help people.”

Saturday, May 7, marks exactly five years since a remarkable young man passed away. Russell Beasley battled a rare genetic...
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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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