Cath's story - The gift of sight

Updated: Dec 14, 2020

Catherine has keratoconus in both corneas and started losing her sight at 9 years of age. By 14 her only option for sight was a corneal transplant in both eyes. She has had two further corneal transplants in recent years. "I often think of my donor families – I am very grateful for the amazing gift of sight and the quality of life they gave me."

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Gift of Life Incorporated is a not-for-profit association based in Canberra which aims to promote greater community awareness of the importance of organ and tissue donation and transplantation in the ACT and surrounding region as well as nationally in order to save many more Australian lives.

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