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Chicago woman receives gift of sight from deceased father: ‘He’s dancing in heaven’

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A Chicago father gave his daughter the gift of vision after his death in 2013.

When Crystal Jones was born, her eyes weren’t fully formed, resulting in her going blind over time, Fox 32 Chicago reported. The report stated that Crystal Jones had considered stem cell transplants at some point to improve her sight.

“My Father had Diabetes ,and he recently had cataract surgery. Because of these conditions, we didn’t consider him as an organ donor,” Jones said. “He always said it was him that discovered that I was visually impaired because he ended up taking me to the hospital when I was like six months old to find out what was going on, so he was very proud of that fact.”

Jones’ father faced going blind himself before he died. Despite his condition, he was a perfect match for a transplant. Days after he died, Jones received his stem cells in both of her eyes.

“It’s amazing that he could bless me with my sight after his death. So it’s bittersweet,” said Jones. The procedure was overseen and supervised by Eversight. Eversight is a nonprofit global eye bank network that was founded in Chicago in 1947.

“We’ve had many cases where we’ve had someone who’s actually blind but the cornea, the surface of the eye is still fine, so they’re able to provide someone else the gift of sight,” said Eversight CEO and President Diane Hollingsworth. “Every donor can provide the gift of sight to two additional people.”

Eversight believes Jones is the first recipient to ever receive cells from a deceased parent. Jones says that as a result, she can now read and clearly see family members.

“I’m just so blessed. Jones stated that it was a miracle, and she is grateful.

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