Mike is a photographer and had his transplant on November 13, 2018. His transplant came up suddenly and Mike found himself unprepared for it. Nonetheless, just weeks after his transplant, Mike took this photo in the small town of Keld in Manitoba, Canada. It was the first photo he took after his transplant.
Today, Mike is thankful for his donor and his continued sight. “My first photo after surgery meant so much to me,” he said, “but also to the small community of Keld.” One of the prints is hanging in the church, which is used once or twice a year as it is expensive for the community. The community is now applying for a grant to restore the church. “I want the family to know that their gift has meaning many others beside me.”