Recipient Shared Stories
Stories are shared to encourage all New Yorkers to enroll in the NYS Donate Life Registry. You can make a difference in someone's life by becoming a donor, and your story can inspire others to do the same.

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For such a long time the world around me was blurred and hazy, but now everything is crisp and beautiful.

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I have always loved to travel and after college, I took a job as a flight attendant.

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During my last year of high school, when most of my friends were looking forward to graduating and planning their future, I was losing my sight.

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My life’s plans for an exciting retirement were halted by a serious eye infection that left me blind in my left eye.

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I share my story about eye donation every chance I get because I am only able to see thanks to my eye donor.

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In the spring of 2012, teenager Zulfiqur Ali was resigned to the fact that for him, there would be no summer fun.

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When I was 12 years old, I came to the United States with my family from the Dominican Republic.

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Toddler Able to Enjoy Skiing and Dancing After Cornea Transplants.

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