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TEEN'S DEATH BRINGS MOTHER SIGHT

Christopher Colin, 15, promised his blind mother he would always be her eyes.

Today, four days after he died in a traffic accident, she regained her sight through her son's transplanted cornea.

Doctors removed the bandages from her right eye today, and for the first time in more than 12 years, Sally Colin could gaze on her two surviving children.

"It was unbelievable! My children, gosh they've grown. They're so big, you know," she said after returning home from the hospital where she received her son's cornea Thursday.

Dr. Robert Knox, who performed the two-hour operation at Sparks Regional Medical Center, said it would be six months before Mrs. Colin, 51, could receive a second corneal transplant.

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