At age 42, Tom was diagnosed with Lattice Corneal Dystrophy of the cornea, a slowly progressive disease that results in significant discomfort and visual impairment. By age 48, Tom had lost his driving privilege and couldn’t do the things he most enjoyed, like playing golf. Tom also couldn’t see his little girl.
In 2011, Tom received a cornea transplant in one eye and got a second transplant a year later. Today Tom is back to driving and playing golf (with a 5 handicap). Tom lives in Parker.