"My husband James was a Seabee in the United States Navy. He loved to work with his hands, create, build and refurbish furniture and always knew how to make everyone laugh. I know you feel grateful for this gift and I am so grateful that he could help you. James never knew when to say no. He'd give you the very shirt off his back before you asked for it. And even though he is no longer with us, he continues to help people in tremendous ways. Live well and always try your best to be positive. If I learned anything from James, it was to just live and be happy."
Alanna - A Navy Seabee's Wife
"I am writing to express my sincere, heartfelt gratitude to you and members of your family for my gift of sight. I know your decision of organ donation was made at the most difficult time of your lives. As a result of your love and generosity I received a cornea tissue transplant and now my vision is brighter and clearer without distortion that I experienced for years. I have the deepest respect for you and your family in your time of grief. I hope you feel a sense of continuing life and love through your gift of sight for which I will be FOREVER GRATEFUL."
"March, 2011 my kids were in an accident coming home from school. My son was the driver and my 12 yr old daughter lost her life. She was my very smart, beautiful, sweet and loving angel that loved to read. That afternoon I had to make the decision to donate or not. One year she got a bike for Christmas and also won one at school. I asked what she was going to do with two bikes? She told me to find someone that needed a bike so they could have one for Christmas. So I did just what she would have done. I'm so happy that our loss has given your family sight."
Steven (loving father/husband)
"I am a 63 year old grandmother. Thanks to your family and God for such a generous and precious gift your loved one donated for me. I was suffering from FUCHS Dystrophy and was no longer able to knit for my family & loved ones at church. Now, I am seeing clearly all thanks to your loved one and their generous heart to help me and others."
Online Financial Contribution
We here at the Alabama Eye Bank make it a priority to focus on the lives touched by what we do. We encourage family members who are searching for a way to honor the legacy of their loved ones or give thanks in memory of the selfless gift they received to make a financial contribution in their name.
After 50 years of impacting donors and recipient families around the world, Alabama Eye Bank is proud to say we’re still focused on purpose. Alabama Eye Bank is becoming ‘Advancing Sight Network’ as we grow our services. Our commitment is to deliver the highest quality tissue possible, whether it be to transplant surgeons, research entities, hospitals, or overseas partners.