Celebrating You! premiered The Eye-Bank’s new video produced in the manner of a photographic timeline highlighting special people and milestones in The Eye-Bank’s 75-year history. Participants also viewed a heart-warming memoriam photo montage paying tribute to eye donors followed by video greetings from a donor daughter, Ileana Quinones, and donor sister, Helen Fuentes.
Stage, screen and television actor Mandy Patinkin, who most recently starred in Showtime’s award-winning TV series Homeland made a video appearance at the event sharing his personal story of having two cornea transplants and expressed deep gratitude for his donors’ priceless gifts.Special thanks go to Dr. Leela Raju, current Chair of The Eye-Bank’s Medical Advisory Board, for presenting on the current advances in cornea transplant surgery and to teenage transplant recipients — Gabby Miller and Juan Tovar Zuniga – who shared their stories.
The Celebrating You! event’s final feature was a very moving photo montage of many cornea transplant recipients – all grateful and smiling with renewed eyesight.
Attendees were invited to join The Eye-Bank’s volunteer efforts. If you are interested in volunteering for The Eye-Bank, complete our online volunteer sign-up form. (www.eyedonation.org/volunteer)
If you missed The Celebrating You Zoom Event on November 8th you can watch it here.