Patricia’s story began with a cold sore and a scratch to her cornea. The scratch left her cornea vulnerable to the virus and it decimated the vision in her right eye, leaving her legally blind in her dominant eye. For 10 years, Patricia was told nothing could be done for her. She couldn’t drive and lost so much detail in her vision.
Everything changed, however, when she moved to Colorado. Her new ophthalmologist in Denver was convinced Patricia could be helped by a cornea transplant. She received a transplant in December of 2014 and today is thrilled to see the beautiful scenery in our state. Her grandkids are also a sight she cherishes. Patricia has multiple photos in the exhibit of her new home state.