“Ann’s gift will be used to further vision research and will not only help patients with AMD, but many ocular conditions.”

Ann LaFontaineHer gift to ophthalmology was inspired by her admiration for her cousin Lillie, who was widowed young and who had developed age-related macular degeneration (AMD), a potentially blinding eye condition. Ann’s gift will be used to further vision research and will not only help patients with AMD, but many ocular conditions. We are very grateful for Ann’s legacy to the future of eye care. Ann LaFontaine was a buckeye, through and through having been born in Clintonville on Brevoort Road within walking distance of The Ohio State University.

After retirement Ann volunteered, invested in the stock market, handled her own accounts, and remained very interested in news from Ohio State and the Buckeyes. Ann adored travelling and her tireless interest in different countries and cultures led her to all corners of the globe and every continent except Antarctica. She and Tim loved playing host to her brother John, his wife Midge, and their three children, Ann, David, and Martha. Her niece Martha fondly remembers a 38ft classic power boat which her uncle and aunt would take to the Florida Keys or the Bahamas whenever they had the opportunity.

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