Giving the Gift of Sight So Others Can See
We pride ourselves on the sincere and compassionate handling of the donation process, to make sure that all families are given the opportunity to pursue this course. We know that the legacy of donation can bring comfort and healing to a family in grief, so we do everything we can to facilitate donation when it is possible. The memory of a lost one should always be cherished. We know the importance of giving the gift of sight. That’s why we honor donors in a number of ways.
The Remembering Heart
When a loved one has passed on and he or she is a donor, a VisionGift technician will place a small ceramic heart around his or her wrist to indicate this person has given a priceless, heartfelt gift. Within a day, a letter goes out to the next-of-kin with another ceramic heart. This heart is a little bigger than the other and once held within it the smaller heart that was placed on the donor’s wrist at the time of the eye recovery.
Writing a letter to your Donor Family or Recipient
Writing a letter to your donor family (or to a recipient) can aid in the healing of their great loss. Sharing your story can also help you discover what it is that is so meaningful to you with your renewed life. Read what others have said and consider writing a letter yourself. To learn how to write your letter, CLICK HERE.
Donor Family Community Group (Private)
This private Facebook group is a place for donor families to share their experiences, connect with other donor families, share resources, and ask questions. This is a supportive group where donor families can experience compassion from others who have similar experiences. To join, please click the following link – HERE. Do know you must answer the introductory questions and agree to the group’s rules to be approved.
Resources to help with the bereavement process – HERE