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Post  nonny noisemaker on Fri Sep 30, 2011 2:24 pm

The eye guy! His name is Dave who works with Illinois Eye Bank/Illinois Donor Program. After our relay bout he contacted me and expressed interest in us helping his organization.

They receive eyeballs, eye tissue and corneas through the Illinois donor program and use the waiting list to give people on it the organs here in bloomington/normal.

They recently had a case of a 25 year old woman in bloomington receiving eyes so she can see again:) maybe she wants to play derby!

They need funds and want to raise awareness for people to become organ donors.
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Post  WreckaHolmes on Fri Sep 30, 2011 4:16 pm

before my dad passed away, he had a successful cornea transplant. this is a good cause!

modern medical science, man. putting feet back on legs and giving people eyes and shit. i approve.

now. let's come up with a fun theme!
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Post  Camp on Fri Sep 30, 2011 5:40 pm

I sooo want to be Leela!!!
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Post  nonny noisemaker on Fri Sep 30, 2011 5:45 pm

How about the theme: skating for sight, skating for life.
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Post  Guest on Fri Sep 30, 2011 7:41 pm

This is awesome! My hubby works at the coroners office and works with the eye bank...the pen in my purse is an eye bank one. So i wanna help for this and my schedule is open!

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Post  Joan Wayne Gacy on Sat Oct 01, 2011 9:35 am

This is a GREAT cause!
the eyeball nerd in me coming out in full force - my Job in the military was optometry, so I have a special place in my heart for this. I'll be thinking of som clever titles today clown
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Post  DV Aunt Rose on Sat Oct 01, 2011 10:57 am

I'm all over this too! Since my mom had cancer we couldn't donate any of her organs and we were crushed, but very happy to find out we could donate corneas and help someone out. Would LOVE to help in any way I can!
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Post  Deadtyme Skarebear on Sat Oct 01, 2011 11:14 am

KimberlyH wrote:I'm all over this too! Since my mom had cancer we couldn't donate any of her organs and we were crushed, but very happy to find out we could donate corneas and help someone out. Would LOVE to help in any way I can!

When my dad died in Dec of 09, he had been fighting cancer for 5 years. We knew that most of his organs were cancer ridden but we did know about this and were able to donate his corneas. One small piece of him to help another...
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Post  Laura on Tue Nov 15, 2011 1:22 pm

It looks like we're getting more general interest from the organ transplant community. A friend whose daughter has received 3 liver transplants is planning to be there, because of the charity! She's bringing her 2 daughters and a handful of their friends.

So now I'm the cool grown-up because they want me to introduce the daughters to Real Live Roller Derby Girls Smile Get your celebrity hats on, ladies!

If she's coming because of the transplant charity, she won't be the only one. I suspect the word has spread. We're gonna want a lot of chairs, I think. I hope.
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