Donor Stories

We are thankful for those who have made an estate gift to Glaucoma Research Foundation. Here are their stories.

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Family History of Glaucoma Inspires Future Gift

Given her experiences with glaucoma, Natalie Parr is inspired to give hope to future generations.

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Dr. Adrienne Graves: A Lifelong Commitment to Vision Science

Trailblazer, advocate and visionary Adrienne Graves, PhD, has dedicated her life and career to helping patients preserve their vision.

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Visionary Gifts Elevate The Cure is in Sight Campaign

Visionary legacy gifts from Dr. Robert and Virginia Shaffer (left) and Frank Stein and Paul S. May (right) will support innovative glaucoma research and education programs.

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A Good Patient and a Hope for the Future

Imagine looking to your 7-month-old baby's eyes as a doctor says: "It's glaucoma." This is what happened to Charlie and Cathy Wilmoth.

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A Father's Gift Honors His Son's Achievements

Reed Haney had no idea something was wrong with his newborn son in 1992. By the time doctors detected congenital glaucoma, Paul was 3, and his eyes already showed signs of significant damage.

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Couple’s Giving Motivated by Personal Experience and GRF’s Coordinated Effort to Find a Cure

Russell and Margaret Garvin are longtime supporters of the Glaucoma Research Foundation's important work. "We believe in Glaucoma Research Foundation and their search for a cure."

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Enabling Glaucoma Research for Generations

Harvey Wittenberg, a retired attorney from El Cerrito, California, was diagnosed with glaucoma about 30 years ago. Harvey and his wife, Susan, have been inspired to give regularly to Glaucoma Research Foundation (GRF) since 2004.

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Blanche C. Matthias: Champion for the Cure. Catalyst for the Future.

With a simple act of personal commitment, Blanche C. Matthias became a catalyst in the quest to find a cure for glaucoma.

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Frank Stein and Paul S. May: True Visionaries in the Quest to Find a Cure

In 2008, longtime Glaucoma Research Foundation supporters, Frank Stein and Paul S. May announced their plan to make a significant contribution to advance glaucoma research.

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Generous Bequest Advances Glaucoma Research

In June 2012, Glaucoma Research Foundation received a generous bequest from the estate of Miriam Yelsky, PhD, a psychologist in New York City. To honor this meaningful commitment a Dr. Miriam Yelsky Memorial Research Grant will be awarded annually.

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Donald J. Digby, MD: Commitment to a Cure

With the future of his patients and their families in mind, Donald, whose own father had glaucoma, decided to include Glaucoma Research Foundation in his estate plans.

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One Family’s Commitment to Conquering Glaucoma

Schuyler and Susie Bailey included a gift to Glaucoma Research Foundation in their estate plan to give greater hope to patients and help end glaucoma.

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