“My mother passed away when I was a child. She could only donate her eyes because of the cancer. I started doing this job out of the curiosity that grew out of that experience. At the time I didn’t understand what it meant to donate.

Her cancer began when she was only 25, and she passed away at the tender age of 38. She was a wife, a mother of two girls, and a wonderful nurse. I have long heard stories of the kind things she did for others throughout the years.

I was always so curious about who she helped last. In my own way, I guess I am helping do the last good deed my sweet mother fulfilled on this earth.

I love what I do. What I love even more is teaching people how to do recoveries precisely and in a sterile fashion. They can take that knowledge and have an impact on the world of corneal transplants.

We are all links in a chain that can work together to improve the gift of sight.”

-Sara Strickland


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