Cornea transplant brings new outlook for West Michigan boy after fishing accident

On a hot day in July 2017, Colton Thompson and his family set off for the pond on the family’s property.

One of Colton’s brothers had saved up for a shiny new fishing lure, and it was time to test it out.

A peaceful day quickly turned tragic: Colton, then 7 years old, knelt down to tie his shoe along the water’s edge, just as his brother drew back the fishing rod.

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