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THE STORY:

 

MEET AVERY | She’s a bright, happy 6-year-old from Metro Detroit who loves singing, swings and being a big sister, all despite a daily fight to keep her vision.

Born with a rare eye disorder, Avery had her first cornea transplant when she was 7 weeks old. Since then, she has had 26 eye surgeries and eight additional transplants to keep what precious little vision she has.

“Without her cornea transplants, she wouldn’t have ever seen. There was no chance for her to have any vision,” said Avery’s mother, Ann. “Her best experiences in life have been because of having sight.”

From the very beginning, Eversight Michigan was there to help Avery battle her disease by providing the donor tissue needed for her transplants and funding critical research that may one day lead to a cure.

Thousands of people across Michigan receive a sight-restoring cornea transplant with the help of Eversight Michigan, but the wait for a cure continues for thousands more.

OUR IMPACT | We fulfilled the wishes of more than 2,000 Michigan eye donors last year by recovering tissue for transplantation and research. And with the aid of 179 volunteers and 200-plus educational programs, we helped the Michigan Organ Donor Registry grow to 4.2 million registered donors.

WAYS YOU CAN HELP

$25 covers the cost of safely transporting donor eye tissue to a surgeon who makes vision a reality

$50 pays for the solution required to preserve one cornea for transplantation

$250 helps support research to find cures and treatments for leading causes of blindness

$3,000 grants the gift of sight to a patient who could not otherwise afford a transplant

MEET EVERSIGHT MICHIGAN | We’re a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) founded in 1957 that recovers, evaluates and provides human eye tissue for transplantation. Our mission is to restore sight and prevent blindness through the healing power of donation, transplantation and research.

OUR RESEARCH | Every year, Eversight awards $150,000 in grants to fund groundbreaking research for blinding eye diseases like macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy and glaucoma.

BEYOND MICHIGAN | Our five affiliate eye banks spread across the United States form a network that recovered nearly 12,000 corneas for transplant a year ago. Together, we make each other stronger and are working to identify and implement long-term solutions to international eye and vision problems by partnering with surgeons and health organizations in countries like South Korea and Pakistan to establish fully functional eye banks staffed and managed by local professionals.

And we need your help. Your donation to Eversight Michigan will restore sight and prevent blindness so someone like Avery can see a bright future.

FOR MORE ON EVERSIGHT | Visit us at eversightvision.org/michigan, and check out our GuideStar page.

$14,840

MONEY RAISED
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  • Friend of Eye Bank

    $100

  • Pete and Mary Lou

    $100

  • Anonymous

     

  • Terry & Becky Walters

    $100

  • Anonymous

     

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Scott and Eileen Kindschy

    $100

  • Tanya Petrie

     

  • Susan M. Kornfield

     

  • Jennifer Chau

     

  • John Krienke

    $100

  • Suzanne and Kevin Ross

    $100

  • Bob and Lee

    $25

  • Madeline Hiller

    $25

  • Kathy Johnson

     

  • Kim & Rox

    $200

  • Cathy & Mark Warren

    $50

  • The Purdy's

    $50

  • Terry&Becky Walters

    $100

  • Yvonne Converso-Baran

    $25

  • John and Lorraine

     

  • Jen Satchell

     

  • Joe Titlow

    $50

  • Jacque and Wendell Purdy

    $50

  • Anonymous

     

  • Shirley Kelly, 2nd VDG

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Franny Doherty

    $20

  • Betsy and Robin Miner-Swartz

    $50

  • Roger Bosse

    $25

  • Alan Sugar MD

    $100

  • RLG

    $25

  • Sue MacKellar

    $100

  • Mariann

    $25

  • Madeline Hiller

    $70

  • Auburn Williams Lions Club

    $350

  • Lioness & Lioness District 11E-2 (Madeline Hiller)

    $65

  • Susan MacKellar

     

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Jeff and Kelly Ignatowski

    $100

  • Linda

    $50

  • Alison and Ann

    $100

  • Matt, Margaret, & Elise

     

  • Cynthia Laurence

    $50

  • Jim and Cheryl Hoeft

     

  • Judi and David Cornis

    $200

  • Terry Walters

     

  • Bill Munsell

    $100

  • Alex Teska

    $25

  • Duane and Barbara Durflinger

     

  • Susan Harrison

    $50

  • Sam Vail ReMax Platinum

    $100

  • Susan N. Stolkey

    $250

  • Julia Richards

    $100

  • John Krienke

    $50

  • William & Mary Sutton

    $50

  • Casey & Dick Chase

    $500

  • The Lisa Biskup Organ & Tissue Donor Foundation

    $3,000

  • Cindy Maggetti

     

  • Sharon Jordan Crowley

    $200

  • Victoria Launiere

    $25

  • Harriet Manoogian

    $100

  • A.K. Zajac

    $100

  • Peggy White

     

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Sharon Miller

     

  • Lakewood Area Lions

    $200

  • Mikey & Michelle Schwartz

    $25

  • Paul & Cindy Charette

    $25

  • Donna Koller

     

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Gayle Geider

    $25

  • Janette A Wilson

     

  • Debra Miller

    $50

  • John Krienke

    $50

  • Lilly and Braesyn

    $25

  • Doc & Patti Barr

    $185

  • Raymond and Ann Brabo

    $25

  • Lion Evelyn Cooper

    $100

  • Joyce M. Hunter

    $25

  • Michael O'Keefe

    $200

  • Alice Zajac

    $25

  • Fred Teska

    $75

  • Pamela Bacon

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $10

  • Lhena Walewski

    $25

  • William Munsell

    $50

  • Tobi Gaff

    $25

  • Priscilla Mayes

    $25

  • The Lisa Biskup Organ & Tissue Donor Foundation

    $185

  • Barb & Joe Blouin

     

  • Dave Dipka

    $25

  • John Betrus

    $50

  • Carmen

    $30

  • Terry & Becky Walters

    $250

  • The Ian Clemens Foundation

    $1,000

  • Lion Marguerite Bodiford

    $250

  • Central Lake Lions Club

    $25

  • Lorene Wilson

     

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49% Raised of $30,000 Goal

The Team: $14,840 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Fundraiser Title

Eversight Michigan

Amount Raised

$12,710

 

42% Raised of $30,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Ann Devereux

Amount Raised

$1,065

Fundraiser Title

Diana Kern

Amount Raised

$1,040

Fundraiser Title

Tanya Petrie

Amount Raised

$25

Fundraiser Title

Robin Grinnell

Amount Raised

$0

Donor Comments

Lorene Wilson

Lorene Wilson

9 months ago

Central Lake Lions Club

Central Lake Lions Club

DONATION: $25

9 months ago

Lion Marguerite Bodiford

Lion Marguerite Bodiford

DONATION: $250

9 months ago

The Ian Clemens Foundation

The Ian Clemens Foundation

DONATION: $1,000

In loving memory of Ian Clemens 9 months ago

Terry & Becky Walters

Terry & Becky Walters

DONATION: $250

9 months ago

Carmen

Carmen

DONATION: $30

9 months ago

John Betrus

John Betrus

DONATION: $50

9 months ago

Dave Dipka

Dave Dipka

DONATION: $25

9 months ago

Barb & Joe Blouin

Barb & Joe Blouin

9 months ago

The Lisa Biskup Organ & Tissue Donor Foundation

The Lisa Biskup Organ & Tissue Donor Foundation

DONATION: $185

Lisa Biskup 9 months ago