The Grays Create a Legacy
The twins were born in March 2010, and baby Thomas died at home six days later. With the help of the Gray’s local organ procurement organization, Washington Regional Transplant Community, and a referral from Old Dominion Eye Foundation, NDRI placed Thomas’ corneas with James Zieske, Ph.D., of Harvard University’s Schepens Eye Research Institute, and his retinas with Arupa Ganguly, Ph.D., a medical geneticist at the University of Pennsylvania.
“My son’s life was relevant not just to my family, but to the larger community. Thomas is changing medical history.”
Baby Thomas’ life was short, but thanks to his parent’s commitment to sharing hope with others through eye and organ donation for research, his legacy continues. This donation provided immeasurable meaning for both his family and those who will benefit from the resulting advances.
Sarah Gray, Donor Mother, A Life Everlasting, Thomas Gray
The Extraordinary Story of One Boy’s Gift to Medical Science