Even when Nick and Gina faced one of their darkest days, the day their son Danny died of brain cancer, they were still thinking of others’ well being. “We always taught our son to give back. That when given the chance you should do everything you can to help others” said Nick, Danny’s dad. That is why they did not hesitate when approached about donation. Unfortunately because of extensive chemotherapy Danny’s organs and tissues could not be transplanted but both of his corneas were used to restore vision to two individuals. “Each time I read the letter I received from one of the recipients I am overcome with pride,” Nick reflects. “My son is my hero.” Nick remains active lobbying Congress for more money for brain cancer research and volunteers to speak to high school students about the importance of donation. Giving back just as he taught his son to do.
Honor your loved one and their thoughtful decision to donate.
“The week after my surgery I was able to read the seventh line on the eye chart. My husband and I were elated. I say a prayer of thanks everyday for your loved one. One who thought enough about mankind to give someone the gift of sight. It is a very humbling experience to be one on the receiving end.”