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Man Receives Gift of Sight

Julius Britto Julius Britto
Emily Keyes Emily Keyes
WILMINGTON -- A tragedy in Colorado has turned into a miracle in Wilmington.

Emily Keyes was killed inside Platt Canyon High School back in late September. Keyes was 15 years old and an organ donor. After her death, one of her corneas was given to Julius Britto, giving him back his sight.

Britto started losing his vision in 1992. It had gotten so bad, he could no longer drive a car or do many of the things he loved. Now his vision is much improved.

Britto says after his tranplant, he has decided to become a donor as well.

Reported by Sarah Warlick

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