Recipient Stories: We Blink Together Now
Glenda, the mother of five, sent a “Thank You” letter to the mother of her 17-year-old cornea donor. She wrote that she now has six children. “Five who are still with me and one who helps me see the world with his enthusiasm and joy.”
I did not know you but I wish I did. I wish I knew your name. I have been talking to you, imagining you, and thanking you every day since the operation. I also think of your family; their loss must be devastating. Sometimes I can almost feel their grief, perhaps it is because we are now connected. I can only hope that my gratitude for your very special gift to me brings them some solace. And know from now on, every image I see, every image I record, will share a part of your vision in it. We blink together now, across the divide.