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Gift of Hope: Young woman given new outlook on life with cornea transplant

Posted at 2:43 PM, Nov 12, 2018
and last updated 2018-11-12 16:43:20-05

SALT LAKE CITY -- A young woman who has had eye problems from a very young age now sees her life in a much clearer way, with the help of a cornea transplant.

24-year-old Madison Richardson was living a normal childhood when her vision began to get blurry due to a degenerative eye disease called Keratoconus.

Richardson needed a cornea transplant to restore her sight to what it once was.

Thanks to Utah Lions Eye Bank and Intermountain Donor Services, she was able to get a new outlook on life.

Watch the video above to hear Richardson tell her story of transformation.

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