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Utah family who lost daughter awaiting heart transplant becomes advocates for organ donation

UTAH – A Utah family became advocates for organ donation after the death of their 8-year-old daughter, and they are sharing their story in this week’s edition of Gift of Hope. 382 more words


DECEMBER 8--Trials

Last night we received what could have been miraculous news. A good friend’s dear young cousin died suddenly. The family wanted to donate the organs. The cousin was the same size (5’3″)  and blood type (O+) as Caitlin. 539 more words

 The gift that truly keeps on giving 

This seems like the most random item on the Christmas kindness advent calendar. But yet it is the ultimate gift that keeps on giving; year after year. 338 more words


The Best Christmas Gift You Can Give

To do something truly selfless in this world normally requires huge sacrifice but there is one thing you can do that will take ten minutes and could change someones life forever. 337 more words

Life Update: The Short and Exhausting Road

In the past I’ve spoken about my Pa and his lung disease (Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis) and the dull outlook we currently have. Before I go on I must absolutely stress that in relation to this time last year, things are much better. 859 more words


DECEMBER 5 --In ICU, on Support

Caitlin started to feel abnormally horrible on Saturday and began to rapidly deteriorate. Her team couldn’t get her plummeting sodium or elevated CO2 under control. She knew something was seriously wrong with her body, at the same time that she was increasingly out of it. 297 more words

Cystic Fibrosis

DECEMBER 3--Answers to ?s

The main questions I’m fielding: Is Caitlin feeling better? Is Caitlin still in the hospital or is she home? Caitlin is not feeling better, and is not going to be better until after transplant. 803 more words

Cystic Fibrosis