Carol Harris of New Brunswick made the news in 2013, when she married George Raynes. They first met in grade 1 in 1936. During a class production of Sleeping Beauty in grade 3, George, who wasn’t supposed to kiss Carol, “laid a big wet one on her.” The two stayed in touch and, after George’s first wife passed away, fell in love and were married 75 years after their first kiss.
You can find their wonderful story on the CBC’s website here, but we think Carol is newsworthy for another reason – she’s one of our longtime loyal donors! She recently sent us a donation with this lovely note attached:
“I am grateful for my sight. I always enjoyed seeing pictures shown by Dr. Ben [Gullison, who inspired Art Jenkyns to found Operation Eyesight] on his ‘Magic Lantern’ when he was on furlough from India. He planted the seeds some 50 years ago.”
Just as Carol is grateful for her sight, so are we grateful for her! Her generosity is worth celebrating. “It’s been a privilege to help restore sight to those who had been so unfortunate as to be blind,” she wrote to us.
Donors like Carol are bringing hope and light to many people around the world. Thank you, Carol! We hope we’re planting the seeds of many, many generous donors like you.
Happy Valentine’s Day to Carol and George and all of the other sweethearts out there! Why not celebrate the occasion by sending a beautiful Operation Eyesight eCard to your loved ones? Thanks for your support!