Without the Organ Donor

"Without the organ donor, there is no story, no hope, no transplant. But when there is an organ donor, life springs from death, sorrow turns to hope, and a terrible loss becomes a gift." ~UNOS Without my organ donor, both her story and my story, would have ended on 4/21/2008; her story at 17 and … Continue reading Without the Organ Donor

Life Goal: Celebrate Everything and Pay It Forward

Eleven years ago this month, my heart was failing, I was dying, and my last life goal was to live to see our son turn 5 thinking that he might have a memory or 2 of me that were his and not merely stories someone had told him about me. I'll never forget his 5th … Continue reading Life Goal: Celebrate Everything and Pay It Forward

April: Organ Donation Awareness Month

Did you know that April is organ donation awareness month? It would not surprise me if your answer is no as organ donation awareness is somewhat of a taboo subject largely because it involves acknowledging our own mortality. We, as a culture, are not comfortable with death as a reality. Did you know that the … Continue reading April: Organ Donation Awareness Month