Misty Montgomery

Misty Montgomery had tremendous pain in her left eye. Nearly 10 weeks later, she was diagnosed with acanthamoeba keratitis, a waterborne parasite from wearing contact lenses. The parasite caused her sclera to turn orange, vision loss and sensitivity to light. Her vision has come a long way since her surgery in 2006. Montgomery does a lot of volunteer work and is active with Lions Clubs to talk about her transplant experience. "I cried tears of pain when I had the infection and tears of joy this year after my surgery."