Tom Dekker’s Story

Tom Dekker of Sacramento, says his wife, Frances, also affectionately known as “Nani” by her seven children, and 16 grandchildren, was a generous, charismatic and loving person.  He says it was an easy decision to allow her to become a cornea donor, after she passed away suddenly at age 67, from a pulmonary embolism. “The gift of sight was one of her most precious attributes — in other words, seeing people, responding to people, smiling at people – she had a beautiful smile.”  Tom now volunteers as a Donate Life Ambassador to continue his wife’s legacy. “It gives me a tremendous amount of comfort.”