For John, a cornea transplant brought a whole new world into view. John lost his sight in a chemical explosion at age 20. For the next 31 years, he lived his life in total darkness.

Then, four years ago at age 51, John's world changed immeasurably. A cornea transplant allowed him to see his now-grown children for the first time. Through tears of joy, he was happy to see that his loving wife Nita had only changed for the better.

Everyday things are part of John's life again, too. He jokes that he's probably the oldest person in Oregon with a learner's permit for a driver's license. Thanks to the cornea transplant, he has put away his white folding cane for good.