It’s been nearly two months since Mary Katharine Ham lost her husband Jake Brewer in a tragic accident. But she will always carry a part of him with her — and, thanks to his selflessness, so will others in need:
A 28-year-old man in Morocco and a 55-year-old woman in Indiana can see again today thanks to Jake's… https://t.co/kLcV7Oieu3
— Mary Katharine Ham (@mkhammer) November 12, 2015
Here’s her full Instagram post:
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A 28-year-old man in Morocco and a 55-year-old woman in Indiana can see again today thanks to Jake's cornea donations. There was some question as to whether he would be eligible because he had recently traveled to Kenya (malaria, etc.). I somewhat forcefully told them to put extra people on making sure he could give a) because it would be some of the best stuff they ever got and b) because he would have wanted it that way. That is not a conversation I ever expected to have, and one of the hardest, but I'm glad I did. There's something very Jake about a simultaneous view of Indiana and Morocco. I hope he enjoys it. (Consider donation for you and your loved ones.)
@mkhammer Still making people's lives better. That's terrific.
— Just Karl (@justkarl) November 12, 2015
— Paul Knight (@Gaga_In_Fla) November 12, 2015
@mkhammer beautiful gift
— SOcean5 (@SOcean5) November 12, 2015
@mkhammer I was blessed with sight through cornea donations. Words will never come close to describing that gift I have received.
— Bill Bryan (@billbryan1953) November 12, 2015
— Ed Morrissey (@EdMorrissey) November 12, 2015
@mkhammer seeing the world from a new vantage
— bee kay (@beekaytulsa) November 12, 2015
@mkhammer That's so awesome.
— Bryan Larson (@BLarsoninAK) November 12, 2015
— Deborah Hostetter (@HostetterGmail) November 12, 2015
@mkhammer God bless you and Jake, Mary Katharine. You have been in my prayers.
— Laura G (@LaurasMiscMovie) November 12, 2015
@mkhammer he made a difference in a lot of lives. He changed yours for the better & gave you two blessings. My prayers are with you.
— commonsense (@commonsense258) November 12, 2015
— K Charland (@kpcmix) November 12, 2015
@mkhammer Bless you and Jake, Both of my kids are liver recipients- there is no describing our family's gratitude to the donor families
— Stewable (@Mstewable) November 12, 2015
@mkhammer Wow, MKH, you and Jake just keep getting cooler! You're really inspiring! Such loving heroes, both of you! (lucky kids, too).
— Jim Jennings (@jjenningsUSA) November 12, 2015
@mkhammer how awesome!!! God bless you and your children.
— Cheryl Augustus (@CrazyaboutCats) November 12, 2015
@mkhammer Wonders never cease! God bless you and yours.
— Jay Dubb (@MidasRex1998) November 12, 2015
@mkhammer strength, perseverance, grace – MK, may God continue to bless you & your children! ???
— cmcl (@cmcl5) November 12, 2015
@mkhammer wow. Amazing MK!
— Sean Dysinger (@SeanDysinger) November 12, 2015
@mkhammer Wow! You and Jake have both blessed these people immeasurably. God bless you.
— robbie (@robnsalz) November 12, 2015
@mkhammer Simply amazing! God is good! You both continue to inspire us all! <3
— Jackie Wellfonder (@Wellfonder) November 12, 2015
— Martin O'Brien (@bmartinbb) November 12, 2015