Eye Donor Family Meets Recipient For First Time

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Chris Jones (Right) Hugs Recipient, Cal Fickbohm.
Families Come Together To Celebrate National Eye Donor Month

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.—Chris Jones anxiously awaits a meeting.
With family around her, she prepares to see a piece of her husband again.
Her husband, Lawrence Pete Jones, passed away in October 2015.
They made the decision to donate his corneas.
Cal Fickbohm received one of those corneas.
Jones said she was nervous to finally meet the person who carries a piece of her loved one.
“I was anxious because Pete had blue eyes and so that’s just what kept sticking in my head the whole time was oh, if he has blue eyes, I’m going to start crying. I’m going to lose it. He has blue eyes,” said Jones.
Fickbohm said the anxious nerves were in him, as well. Continue reading
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