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Gift Of Life Donor Family Gathering October 19, 2014

We had received an invitation to the Gift Of life Donor Family Gathering a few months ago.

It was a difficult decision for me.  I did not want to be reminded of losing my daughter - 408 more words


Emotions Running High on the Wait-list

Over 60% of those who have received a heart transplant required this because of a bacterial or viral disease in their heart. It’s not something anyone can predict or plan for – or indeed something that can be prevented. 162 more words

Liver Transplants Do Not Necessarily Go to the Sickest Patients

Liver transplants are usually available for patients who are deemed the sickest on the national transplant waiting list. Currently, the United Network for Organ Sharing (“UNOS”), divides the country into 10 regional transplant boundaries. 128 more words


I'm inspired by U-Kiss: Organ donor update

This morning I received a letter in the post with my UK organ donor card (see photo below.)

Now that I have this card it means that if I were to die at any given time in my life then my organs can be donated to anyone who is immediate need of any organs at all. 99 more words

9.23.97 Austin Wilkerson 9.23.14

I find healing in words and in writing things out. If this is too painful for you to read then please know that I didn’t write it for you. 2,880 more words

Losing A Child

the waiting. . .

August 30, we waited the whole day,  and held our breath ~ until that very night after transplant.  That’s when I followed the Fisherman’s nurse into ICU.   365 more words


While we gather with our own families and friends this Thanksgiving to pause to give thanks, we wonder if you’d consider sharing that special feeling by helping out a neighbour? 188 more words