Dana was diagnosed with Keratoconus in her 20s. She could see fine until suddenly one day things were extremely blurry. She went to the eye doctor and couldn’t read the big ‘E’ on the eye chart. She tried contact lenses, but her condition was so far progressed that they weren’t much help and wouldn’t even stay in her eyes. She received a cornea transplant in her right eye in 2006 and in her left eye in 2008.
Her vision still fluctuates day to day, but overall she is seeing well. She wears tinted glasses to help with light sensitivity. “I have been very blessed with what I have been given- sight again.”
Dana loves the outdoors, watching her daughter grow up, all of their pets and taking family trips and excursions. She tries to photograph everything she can and pays great attention to the detail she can now see.
Dana’s husband also recently received a cornea transplant so they are very aware of the importance of eye, organ and tissue donation. “I would like to give a big thank you to my donors and those who sign up to be donors. One of my donors was a young person which made me very sad, but I am taking great care of the gift and am thankful beyond words.”