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When Kevin Braine, an Army veteran from Montclair, N.J., first heard that a cornea transplant could restore his sight, he thought the treatment was the result of advanced medical technology. It wasn’t until after his surgery, when he received an informational packet from Eversight New Jersey, that he realized his restored vision was made possible by a generous donor.
Deanna Hartman likes to tell people that transplantation is in her blood — literally and figuratively. The mother of two works as a heart transplant coordinator for the Cleveland Clinic, but she also has a personal tie to donation.
On the Page
Twins Madison and Malia, who were born with congenital glaucoma, struggled with vision for their entire lives before cornea transplants restored their vision at age 11. They wrote a book, The Blind Porcupine, to educate others about blindness.
When Sight Matters Most
David Fleming had been deaf since childhood. When Fuch’s Dystrophy destroyed his eyesight, it also threatened to destroy his ability to communicate with the world around him.