Dr. Michael Edelstein was on the staff at Sheppard Pratt Health System in Towson for nearly 30 years, says the Baltimore Sun. Edelstein, who died last year of a heart attack at age 66, donated his cornea, which restored the sight of two recipients.
"I was happy that a part of him lives in someone else," Elaine Edelstein of Cockeysville, his widow, told the Sun.
Donate Life America, a national organization that raises awareness of organ and tissue donation, usually has about 75 floral pictures on its float. This year, Dr. Edelstein’s floral portrait will represent cornea donors.