Rowdy’s family was very supportive and helpful during his journey to regain his sight. “I wouldn’t be where I am today without their help.”

He was diagnosed with Keratoconus at the age of 30 during a routine eye exam. The disease progressed slowly over the course of several years. Rowdy was fitted for various types of contact lenses, but his eye doctor ultimately decided bilateral corneal transplants were his best option. He received a transplant in his left eye in November 2017 and will undergo surgery in his right as soon as May 2018.

“Everything has been amazing. I can see details and textures now, instead of just shapes.  I see stars at night and can recognize my kids in a crowd rather than looking for a blob of blonde hair.”

Rowdy would like to meet his donors’ families some day and thank them for the gift of sight from their loved one.