Donor Stories

Learn more about the legacy of giving that eye donors and their families have passed on.

Jeannette’s Legacy

Jeannette’s Legacy

  In Memory of Jeannette Hendricks, 1980-2021 “We called her Nette and she was an awesome chick. Beloved by her family, and respected by peers. Nette was very intelligent and down to earth. She had a wonderful sense of humor and was very creative. She was always...

Jon’s Legacy

Jon’s Legacy

  In memory of Jon Earwood, 1994-2020 “Jon was a kind and genuine man. He always had a smile on his face. He loved being outdoors fishing or riding his motorcycle, singing and playing his guitar, and spending time with his family and friends. He loved his job as...

Staff Member Gains New Insight Into the Gift of Donation

Staff Member Gains New Insight Into the Gift of Donation

“My dad was the biggest dork,” Abby recalls. “He was always the one to make somebody laugh.” Robert was one-of-a-kind, with a dark sense of humor and a passion for culinary arts and cooking. He worked as a professional chef and was his best self in the kitchen. While...

Daniel’s Legacy

Daniel’s Legacy

In Memory of Daniel Lord, 2002-2018 “Daniel was naturally bright, curious and helpful. He truly made the world a colorful place. His caring nature transcends time with the gifts he left behind.” - Rebecca Malone

John Lefferts’ Legacy

John Lefferts’ Legacy

In Memory of John Lefferts, 1981-2004 "John was a very generous man, and in his passing, he enhanced the lives of 37 people across the United States, making his family very proud of his legacy." - Larry and Vivian Lefferts, donor parents The photo submitted is of the...

Rick’s Legacy

Rick’s Legacy

In Memory of Rick McClellan, 1953-2014 “Although gardening and historic homes were not among Rick’s passions, he did enjoy the native Missouri redbuds, dogwoods and Bridal Veil spirea of spring.” - Theresa McClellan, Rick's wife. You can read Rick's full story on our...

Scot’s Legacy

Scot’s Legacy

In Memory of Scot Squires, 1968-2017 “So much to remember about a great dad, son, brother, friend, educator, living kidney donor, & tissue/skin/eye donor. We hold you in the garden of our memories.” - Cheryl, Scot’s sister  ”Scot was a kind and generous son, who...

Thomas’ Legacy

Thomas’ Legacy

In Memory of Thomas J. Davidson, 1988-2018 “My oldest son, Thomas, became a donor on July 11, 2018. Thomas loved visiting his family, helping others, working with his hands, and being outdoors.” - Charlotte, Thomas’ Mom. You can read Thomas' full story on our website...