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6 Months Later

I didn’t receive a 6-month update from my recipient and honestly, I was really bummed.  My thoughts immediately went to the worst possible option, “Did she die?” “Maybe they don’t tell you until a year has passed?” “My bone marrow sucked.” 296 more words

This is your warning....

I’ve started dieting and Ironman training.  Let the grumpassness begin.

Since I stopped paying for my awesome triathlon coach, I’ve also stopped watching what I eat.  397 more words

To The Parents of My Child's Organ Donor.

Hi! I know we don’t know each other but I just want to thank you so very much. You are by far the most generous people in our lives, and we think about you every single day. 292 more words

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The Letter From My Donor's Mom

I want to share with you my experience meeting my donor, Samantha’s, family. But first I want to share with you the letter I received from Samantha’s mom & later in the week I will share with you the letter I wrote back to Angela. 526 more words


Strength in a Heartbeat, Diary of a Heart Transplant, why I created my book

      My book Strength in a Heartbeat, Diary of a Heart Transplant was created from a

journal I would write in when Lauren and I were living in Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston Ma. 373 more words

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I'm back. I think. Maybe.

It’s been quite a long time since I’ve posted here.  I’ve missed it.  I’ve missed writing my random adventures and sharing them with those who don’t mind reading what goes on in my crazy life. 2,392 more words

Wonderful Day at Saturday's Donate Life Walk/Run in Walnut Creek

What a wonderful day I had on Saturday at the Donate Life Walk/Run in Walnut Creek (CA).

I was inspired to walk by Jeannine in Safeway’s IT Department, whose husband and daughter have a genetic kidney disease that requires kidney donations.   540 more words