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Donor and Recipient 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.


- by AnnMari Shannahan, wife
To all who knew him, Regis was a source of strength and courage, kindness and laughter, love and devotion.
 
-by Andrea Nordquist, mother
The day started out like any other. I went to care for my two elderly parents at their home
 
-by Irene Kawczynski, sister
Mikey, as he liked to be called, loved when the summer started early so he could get to the beach to start working on his tan.
 
-by Terri DeVore, wife
This is a picture of my husband, Donald DeVore.
 
-by Marianne D'Onofrio, wife
Frank D'Onofrio was born on January 14, 1938 in Naples, Italy.
 
-by Jeannine Fraser, mother
Glenn Mason was an extraordinary child who loved life, Michael Jordan and the number 23.
 
-by Jane Bergh, wife
Born and raised in the Inwood section of Manhattan, Harold known to his friends and family as “Harry” loved life and people.
 
-by Adelaide Dunlop, mother
Terry had gorgeous eyes but more than beauty, was her love for others.
 
-by Joe and Malita Rodrigues, parents
Our son John-Paul had a thirst for knowledge and a strong desire to live.
 
Toddler Able to Enjoy Skiing and Dancing After Cornea Transplants.
 
In the spring of 2012, teenager Zulfiqur Ali was resigned to the fact that for him, there would be no summer fun.
 
My life’s plans for an exciting retirement were halted by a serious eye infection that left me blind in my left eye.
 
I have always loved to travel and after college, I took a job as a flight attendant.
 
When I was 12 years old, I came to the United States with my family from the Dominican Republic.
 
I share my story about eye donation every chance I get because I am only able to see thanks to my eye donor.
 
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.
 
For such a long time the world around me was blurred and hazy, but now everything is crisp and beautiful.