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A little girl’s gift
Janis Babson

Janis Anne Babson was a 10-year-old girl who received posthumous acclaim with the donation of her corneas. Janis’ story, as told in “A Little Girl’s Gift,”  is one that has gone on to inspire people around the world. 

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It was by chance that Janis kept the television on after National Velvet aired – and it was with faith and fortitude that her decision changed thousands of lives.

Before Janis fell ill with leukemia she had seen a program about how thousands of blind people could be cured if they had corneal implants. It was then that she told her parents that she wanted to donate her eyes to the Ontario Eye Bank if she died. 

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