Saving Sight's Featured Artists

View the artwork contributions and read stories of Saving Sight’s donor family and recipient artists.

Featured Artists

This page is dedicated to Saving Sight’s donor family and recipient artists who chose to share their creative contributions with us. View their artwork and read their stories to learn why their art form is meaningful to them. If you have a connection to Saving Sight and eye donation and would like to submit your pieces to be featured on our artist page, please contact us here. We are happy to view creative works of art through painting, drawing, photography, poems, music, sculpture, pottery, dance and more.

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An Artist's Vision

Meet Anne Alexander, a visual artist who was given the gift of sight through the miracle of corneal transplantation. 

Cate Kane Poem

Featured Artist Poetry Cate Kane is a three-time corneal transplant recipient with Saving Sight. She has a life-long passion for writing, giving back, and serving her community.I SEE – LITTLE ONE© By Cate Kane 10-23-12 Hey, little bit, come here & look at this...

Anne Shares Her Cornea Transplant Experience

As a teacher and artist, Anne was diagnosed with Fuchs’ corneal dystrophy, which, if left untreated, would have blinded her in the left eye. Her vision deteriorated to the extent that she required the transplantation of corneal tissue from a generous eye donor....

Corneal Transplant Enables Local Artist to Continue Making Art

Anne is an artist who resides in Gladstone, Missouri, a municipality in the Kansas City area. Now retired, she focuses on creating artwork for her friends and acquaintances, and she is active in her community as the planning commissioner. In 1980, however, Anne was...

Corneal Transplants Bring Color and Light to a Grandview Woman’s Vision

“Five or six years ago, when I renewed my driver’s license, I almost failed the vision test. They told me I wouldn’t pass the next time,” said Sue of Grandview, Missouri. “So I decided to see an ophthalmologist for an eye exam before my next driver’s test.”...

Heart of a Hero – Arnold’s Song

In April 2013, Saving Sight shared a story about Arnold, a happy-go-lucky man who donated his corneas to give the gift of sight to others. Arnold was a long-haul truck driver from Maine who passed away while in Springfield, Illinois for work, and his wife, Marie,...

After Loss, Mom of Two Finds Hope Through Her Donor Family

At age 42, Mary of Emporia, KS was diagnosed with Fuchs’ dystrophy, a progressive disease in which one’s vision becomes blurred. Like many younger patients who face the disease, Mary wondered how she could juggle her family and busy career as her eyesight...

Capturing a Beautiful World with Restored Sight

Losing precious sight from corneal blindness can be an overwhelming and difficult experience for many.  For Ramona, who experienced a decade of vision loss from posterior polymorphous corneal dystrophy (PPMD) and age-related macular degeneration (AMD), it was...

An Incredible Talent, a Loving Heart

When 18-year-old Max passed away following an auto accident, the world lost a talented young man. Yet, Max’s legacy lives on – both through his incredible music and his gift of sight. As a high school student in Kansas, Max discovered a passion for music. He was...

Teen’s Compassion Carries On

Throughout his short life, Jake of Chatham, Ill. was known for his sense of humor and his unwavering loyalty to his friends. According to his mother, Barbara, Jake was always the first person to jump in whenever anyone needed help. After a car accident claimed the...

Cornea Transplant is Music to One’s Ears

As a gifted piano player, Elizabeth often entertained seniors at a senior housing facility in Neosho, Mo. But as her eyesight began to fail, she faced difficulties playing all the requests. "I would play by ear many of the songs the residents wanted me to play, but...

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