miracles in sight success stories

Success 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 success stories involving Miracles In Sight and our partnerships.


May 18, 2016 / Success 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 / Success 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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May 18, 2016 / Success Stories

Karen Martinez: Cornea Recipient And Volunteer

My story began on a June day in 2013.  Probably well before then, but I remember this one day in...
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May 18, 2016 / Success Stories

Jerome Wheeler: A Personal Connection

Jerome Wheeler, MIS Surgical Recovery Specialist, has quite a connection to eye donation and corneal transplantation. Jerome’s daily work is recovering corneal tissue needed for transplant.
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May 18, 2016 / Success Stories

Bill Hirsch: A Second Chance

Bill Hirsch is a three time cornea recipient and new volunteer for Miracles In Sight. Corneal donation and transplantation changed his life more times than he expected… and we are very happy to share his story
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May 18, 2016 / Success Stories

Caroline’s Story: Sight Restored

Dear Donor Family,My name is Caroline and I am the 52-year-old recipient of your loved one’s cornea. I am writing...
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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!

    Unknown

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