Saginaw ceremony celebrates Gift of Life organ donors

NBC 25 NEWS | Joel Feick
Gift of Life says you or your loved one can save up to 8 lives by donating organs and tissue. (Photo: WEYI/WSMH)

SAGINAW, Mich. - A Genesee County woman getting a gift that changed her life.

Then her daughter received the same thing.

For families, it can be one of the most difficult choices they'll ever make.

One by one they read names of people who donated their organs.

And while you can see the candle lighting ceremony, there was a time when 89-year-old Lorene Wilson could not.

"My grandmother was blind my great grandmother was blind,” she said.

Over 20 years ago she had separate cornea transplants in both eyes.

She calls the results of that transplant a miracle.

Years later her daughter Jan also had the cornea of one eye replaced from a man she didn't know. Continue reading