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.

Chris Davis
November 11, 2019 / Tribute Stories

Chris Davis – Cornea Recipient

Hi, My name Chris Davis, I'm a former U.S. Coast Guard swimming Instructor, and in 1991 I was diagnosed with...
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November 8, 2019 / Tribute Stories

Success Story – Ashley, Donor Family

Hello, This may come off as strange or invasive (I truly hope that it does not), however I've been wanting...
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November 5, 2019 / Tribute Stories

Success Story – Father Len, Cornea Recipient

Dear Special Messengers of Hope:  As a recent recipient of a donated cornea, I can attest to how such a...
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August 24, 2017 / Tribute Stories

Some Real “Miracles In Sight,” From Our Partners At Operation Sight

At Miracles In Sight, we provide many services related to the restoration of sight, including research and professional development, but...
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May 18, 2016 / Tribute Stories

National Donate Life Month: Anthony – Cornea Recipient

Eye injuries are a constant concern for children and adults who participate in sports. But for a young Illinois resident, the threat of blindness loomed long before he ever took to the field.
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May 18, 2016 / Tribute Stories

Maria Abriel: Giving Thanks

I am grateful for the gift of sight and for individuals making the decision to donate life. My vision has...
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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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