A gift to organ donor families: Handmade butterflies crafted in memory of loved ones
PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania (WPVI) — Despite losing her sight, Alex Cummings had a rather eye-opening experience when she was diagnosed with a rare fungal infection.
“The only way that I had a chance of recovering any of my vision was through a corneal transplant surgery,” she said. “So it was very bittersweet when I realized that someone had to lose a loved one in order for me to regain my sight.”
Cummings credits a brave stranger who made the decision to donate their organs for changing her life. But simply writing a thank you note did not seem adequate.
“I realized I needed to create a way to fully say thank you to these donor families,” she said. “And that’s how the Remembrance Butterfly Program was born.”
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