Colette is thankful that her restored vision allows her to continue with her passion- scrap-booking. She has five grandchildren and chronicles each of their lives, with the plan of giving them a complete product upon their high school graduation.

She suffers from Fuch’s Dystrophy, a disease that causes swelling and clouding of the eye. It was discovered by her eye doctor during a routine eye exam. Little by little her vision got worse. She also developed cataracts. Her doctor removed the cataract from her right eye to determine if that would give her enough sight. It did not, so she received a cornea transplant in her right eye in April 2015. In May 2017 she had a cataract removed and a cornea transplant in her left eye.

“I recently had to renew my driver’s license, and this time around I joined the donor registry. I had always said no before. Now I realize how donation positively affects so many people and think it is a great thing for people to do.”