125 Voices - Sarah - Fifty Lives


Tissue Recipient

When I was 3 years old, I lost vision in my right eye due to a virus. The doctors had hoped that with a cornea transplant, I might be able to tell a cat from a dog and prevent the left eye from over compensating for vision. I now have 20/40 vision. It is impossible for me to express my thankfulness for my donor, my hero, who gave everything so that myself and others could have life or an enhanced life. Through the love of of this one young man, I can see, I am in college and will celebrate my 16th year as a cornea (tissue) recipient. Because of this, many others have become full organ & tissue donors (as am I) and through this one display of genuine human love, others too, will be able to share their own stories.