Now over one year post-transplant, Jennifer’s vision has greatly improved, and she is fully able to enjoy all of the things she did prior to the illness: cooking, photography and being her daughters’ biggest fan.
Makisha has a beautiful smile and a big heart, but as a double-cornea transplant recipient, it is her eyes that tell the story of her life.
Cornea recipient Patrice first began experiencing trouble with her eyesight during the summer after first grade.
Through cornea donation, Anya was able to give sight to two people, and her donated tissue healed two young burn victims through skin grafts.
Cornea recipient Vince had 20/20 vision as a child, but that changed when he turned 18. His eyesight began deteriorating rapidly in college, earning him the nickname “Squints” because of his constantly squinting to see things.
Daniel has always been very active, starting back in high school on the basketball team. It was during his freshman year when he was diagnosed with a corneal disease called Keratoconous.
A licensed nail technician and recent honors graduate in medical billing and coding, Amber had just begun a new job when she was diagnosed with keratoconus.