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2023 Crystal Vision Awards

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Lions Eye Bank of Wisconsin (LEBW) is excited to announce the award recipients for the Crystal Vision Awards. Since 2007, LEBW has honored advocates of donation who have shown commitment and dedication to raising awareness and educating communities on the importance of organ, eye, and tissue donation.

LEBW honored 15 recipients from various categories this year – surgeons, hospitals, medical examiners, funeral homes, and community partners. The 2023 Crystal Vision Award recipients continue to demonstrate a commitment and passion by sharing the mission of healing lives through the gift of transplantation and the support of their community. The following Crystal Vision Award recipients are:

Surgical Partner

  • Michael Vrabec, MD

Hospital Partner(s)

  • Aurora Sinai Medical Center
  • Fort HealthCare
  • ProHealth Waukesha Memorial Hospital
  • ProHealth Oconomowoc Memorial Hospital
  • Mayo Clinic Health System
  • Aspirus Merrill Hospital
  • ThedaCare Neenah
  • Crossing Rivers Health

Medical Examiner Partner

  • Walworth County Medical Examiner’s Office
  • Adams County Medical Examiner’s Office

Funeral Home Partner(s)

  • Helke Funeral Home and Cremation Service
  • Baldwin Funeral Services

Volunteer of the Year

  • Al Johnson

Lions Legacy of Sight Award

  • Ralph Krueger and Family

LEBW is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization and a team of professionals and volunteers passionate about restoring sight, eliminating curable blindness, and advocating for organ, eye, and tissue donation. Our ultimate goal is to improve people’s quality of life through the gift of sight.