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A Special Gift

By Elaine

While you are reading this I may be admiring my newly painted bedroom walls, switching on the television set or planning my next overseas trip. I might read a book or magazine, choose a recipe or perform any number of activities which we ‘sighted' people take for granted.

A few years ago I was warned that eventually the ability to see my young grandson, my family's faces and the beautiful world around us all would be lost. I was devastated.

But during the last two years the gift of sight was given to me by not one, but two, human beings whose corneas had been donated for use in eye surgery.

Nowadays I ask everyone that I meet to discuss and decide to donate organs or tissues.

Someone, somewhere, will receive a most special gift.