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The Rocky Mountain Lions Eye Bank's mission is to fulfill the wishes of eye donors and their families to help another overcome blindness. The families of the donors below have chosen to honor the legacy left by their loved ones: the legacy of sight given to another through eye donation. Each of these donors moves, humbles and inspires us every day.

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In Loving Memory of

Onyekachi Udogwu

March 21, 1976 - March 3, 2015

This month would have marked the 41st birthday of my only son.  Instead l must observe the second year l have remained on this earth without hearing his deep voice slowly drawling “ Hey, Mom” 


He used to smile with his whole face.  He raised an eyebrow, showed his dimples and his wonderful eyes would light up with the reflection of his heart felt emotion..  Now, even though he is no longer here, I’m encouraged by the fact that two people, in two different states, are observing sights that keep those eyes lighting up.  Maybe they get to see Christmas lights, Spring flowers, the mountains or flowing waters.  I hope they get to see their own loved ones smiling like he did. Thanks Rocky Mountain Eye Bank for preserving even more than just our memories.

~ Onyekachi's mother, Geraldine