Kristen was two years old playing in the sandbox at her grandparent’s house when a grain of sand lodged in her eye causing a cornea laceration. Years later the cornea progressively thinned until it ruptured after another laceration. The laceration was so severe her only option was to receive a cornea transplant. The first transplant was in October 2010, and unfortunately it became infected so she received another cornea transplant in March 2012.
“I now have full peripheral vision again. Fall has always been my favorite season partly because of the vibrant colors of the leaves but mostly because it is the gateway to winter. After my transplant I am able to fully appreciate the colors of fall.”