My mother was the most exuberant, generous and positive person. She was a friend to everyone. Her motto was live life to the fullest–“while I am here, I will live”.
Her beautiful smile, vivacious way of life and her giving ways made it easy to donate her right kidney, left kidney and pancreas, liver, heart and retinas. To know she’s living through someone else and who she’s given a second chance at life warms my heart and makes life a little more tolerable.
She saved a person with her lungs and 2 others with a kidney each. Her tissue and corneas were also donated. I love that she lives on in others and this was her wish.
If Camryn could have helped..she would and so we did. She saved 8 lives. My daughter is a hero.
Lovely Lady Linda although was 8 months old when leaving this earth. Her organs live on in another.
Each year on that Oct 19th anniversary day, I write another thank you letter detailing how their brother’s heart is still touching so many lives through my own life’s activities thanks to their sharing his heart through organ donation.
Being able to give Ricky his wish to be an organ/tissue donor has brought us some comfort since his leaving us. His big heart, generous spirit is helping over 50 people live healthier
We lost my baby sister Melanie in a tragic boating accident. She was a caring nurse, wife and mother. She gave the ultimate gift.
I never really understood what it actually meant to be an organ donor until I lost my dad. I knew what it consisted of, but never realized how many could be saved and healed by one donor.
As a family, we are making a positive impact within organ donation and will continue to do so because Taylor is outliving herself in a beautiful way.
Doug was my soulmate. His donations spanned over several states which fills my heart with so much joy. He lives on because he chose to be a donor.
Our family, knowing something good came from something tragic, has helped us tremendously with our grieving process.