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Stories from Cornea and Eye Donors & Transplant Recipients

Read about life-changing donations and learn how you can share your story.

Donor stories

50th Anniversary Celebration

A grateful patient and the family of the late Colonel Gail S. Halvorsen, better known as “The Candy Bomber,” share their stories.
Read Their Stories

Madison: Cornea Transplant Recipient

One of our cornea transplant recipients is Madison, a young woman who was legally blind by the time she entered high school.
Read How Her Life Was Changed

Anthony: Selfless Donor

One of our selfless donors is Anthony, a young athlete who lit up a room with his simple presence.
Read His Family's Message

Levi: Selfless Donor

One of our selfless donors is Levi, an eleven-and-a-half-year-old boy, and Levi's family.
Read His Mom's Message

Terrence: Selfless Donor

One of our selfless donors is Terrence, a beloved husband and father whose family as at peace knowing "a great person gets to see the world through Dad's eyes."
Read His Wife's Message

Cynthia's Story

Cynthia, a local high school student recently organized a successful fundraiser for Utah Lions Eye Bank.
Read Her Story

Jena: Selfless Donor

An almost graduate from nursing school, Jena Bowman (24) felt strongly about being a donor.
Read Her Story