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BUT THERE IS A MAJOR

INVESTIGATION GOING ON.

CBS4 NEWS TONIGHT.

ALL NEW AT 11:00, A SOUTH

FLORIDA MAN IS SHARING HIS

STORY AFTER HE NEARLY LOST THE

SIGHT IN ONE EYE AND HE DID A

CORNEA TRANSPLANT.

IS ALSO ON A CAMPAIGN TO SPREAD

THE WORD ON DONATIONS.

IS 2020 VISION IS BEING

EMBRACED AROUND THE WORLD.

Reporter: NOLAN SPENT HIS

CAREER AS AN ENGINEER.

I WORKED IN INTERNET ALL MY

LIFE AND I DID A LOT OF

PLANNING, COORDINATING AND

DESIGN OF PROJECTS.

Reporter: LIKE MANY PEOPLE

WHO WERE CONTEXT TO CORRECT HIS

VISION AND BEING ABLE TO SEE

WAS CRITICAL FOR HIS WORK.

THE VISION WAS MAJOR.

WITHOUT VISION OF HOW TO WORK

BECAUSE EVERYTHING WAS GOING

GREAT.

MY VISION WAS FINE.

Reporter: UNTIL JUNE 2014.

ONE MORNING HIS RIGHT EYE WAS

ISSUED.

THEN IN TWO DAYS IT BECAME

EXCRUCIATINGLY DAILY PAINFUL.

THE WORST PAIN EVER.

MY EYE WAS SHUT AND I WAS

SCARED TO DEATH.

I GRADUALLY OPENED IT UP AND I

BASICALLY WENT INTO SHOCK FROM

FEELING NOT BEING ABLE TO SEE.

AND THAT WAS A HORRIBLE MOMENT

RIGHT THERE.

SO THAT WAS ROUGH.

Reporter: HE WENT TO THE

EMERGENCY ROOM AND IMMEDIATELY

REPROVED TO THE EYE INSTITUTE

WHERE HE WAS SEEN BY A DOCTOR.

AND KNEW FROM HIS EXPRESSION

THIS WAS BAD AND I HAD A GUT

FEELING MYSELF.

Reporter: HE SUFFERED A

CHRONIC INFECTION WITH A FAST

MOVING BACK BACTERIA THAT CAN

DESTROY THE CORNER.

HE DEVELOPED A FUNGAL

INFECTION.

WITH THE MEDICINES AND HIM

BEING COMPLIANT COME HE WAS

STILL GOING TOWARD A

THERAPEUTIC CORNEAL TRANSPLANT.

WHEN YOU CAN USE A SPECIFIC

LIGHT WITH THAT CHEMICAL THAT

WE FEEL MAKE THE CORNEA

STRONGER AND THE FUNGUS.

REMAKE FROM THE TIME HE LEARNED

HE NEEDED TRANSPLANT NOLAN

SEARCH FOR MORE INFORMATION.

I WANT TO GET IN CONTACT

FROM OTHERS SO COULD LEARN FROM

THEM AND TALK TO THEM BECAUSE

IT WAS LONELY NOT KNOWING

ANYONE GOING THROUGH THE SAME

PROBLEM.

Reporter: HE CREATED A

NETWORK ON A FACEBOOK GROUP

CALLED CORNEAL TRANSPLANT

SUPPORT GROUP FOR ANYONE WHO

WAS PRE-OR POST TRANSPLANT

RECIPIENT.

WAS FINALLY ABLE TO

UNDERSTAND WHAT OTHERS WERE

GOING THROUGH AND HELP ME FEEL

COMFORTABLE AND RELAXED.

Reporter: EVENTUALLY NOLAN

WAS ABLE TO UNDERGO THE

TRANSPLANT PROCEDURE IN 2018

WITH TISSUE PROVIDED BY THE

FLORIDA LIONS I BANK.

Reporter: FROM THE DAY OF MY

EYE FROM AND MY TRANSPLANT IT

WAS FIVE AND HALF YEARS OF

BEING BLIND IN MY EYE.

Reporter: HE UPDATE THE FACE

GOT FACEBOOK GROUP AND MANAGES

THE SITE.

IT HAS GROWN AND NOW WE ARE

AT 2300 MEMBERS FROM 110

COUNTRIES AROUND THE WORLD.

Reporter: HIS PROGRESS IS

FOLLOWED CLOSELY AND NOW HE'S

SOMEWHAT OF AN AMBASSADOR FOR

THE I BANK AS A GRATEFUL

TRANSPLANT RECIPIENT.

I WILL PROBABLY DEAL WITH MY

EYE FOR THE REST OF MY LIFE BUT

I CAN SEE.

IT'S GREAT.

I CAN START LIVING ANOTHER

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