Meegale was diagnosed with keratoconus, a disease that thins the cornea and causes significant visual impairment. When he learned he would need a vision-saving transplant, he was 28 years old. He was looking forward to a great career and planning for a wedding and growing family. But he was concerned about surgery.
After a week of gathering information, talking with family and friends, and praying, he decided to have the surgery. In March 2010, he received a vision-saving corneal transplant. With his sight restored, Meegale can now live a happy, healthy life and watch his three young children grow.
“The decision to have this surgery has allowed me to further my career and experience the joys of life, my family,” Meegale said. “I have since signed up to be an organ, eye and tissue donor, and pray every night thanking those who also have chosen to become an organ and tissue donor.”