Organ transplant has proved to be a life saving surgery many times. This time this unique gift is been received by Debbie Harris, 50. And so Debbie is thanking the unknown person who has gifted her such a valuable gift "eye graft".
Debbie, of age 50 is a resident of Gilfach. She was suffering from a rare disease named Fuchs dystrophy. (Fuchs' dystrophy, is a slowly progressing corneal disease that usually affects both eyes and is slightly more common in women than in men). The first signs that her eyesight was starting to fail appeared in her 20s. The symptoms were, seeing rainbows around lights.
By the time condition worsen to such extent that she wasn't able to see at all. And at that time her family started looking for a donor who will gift eye graft to the patient. In the initial stage she was afraid of going through surgery as she was afraid that she wouldn't be able to go through with operation.
But as her condition worsened and the pain in her eyes became steadily more intolerable, she realized that the surgery was the only chance she had of a life without pain. And she let alone the possibility of a future in which she could see.
And now after going through organ transplantion, she can see and enjoy every part of her life which she had missed past few years due to the ailment. Although she is suffering the same with her second eye also, but she thanks the donor for the gift that has made possible for her to see and enjoy the life as never before. As she says, what a blind man wants more is to see the faces of his family, and the donor has given me the chance to do so.