Bowman has set his sights on a new goal. He's in college studying criminal justice. Bowman and his doctor are optimistic that his vision will eventually reach the 20/20 standard he needs to meet the police requirements.
"If being a patrol cop or a state cop is out of the question, I might go for a four-year degree and try to get in the military."
He doesn't know who his donor was, but he wrote their family a letter.
"If it wasn't for them, I wouldn't be able to see right now," Bowman said. "I just wanted them to know that I am really thankful for what their family member did and how he could help me. And I really just want to pay it forward to the community, to the country."
According to the Michigan Eye-Bank, more than 1,000 people across Michigan will receive a cornea transplant this year. You can sign up to be a cornea donor by joining the Michigan Organ Donor Registry.