An Incredibly Moving Day (Part 2): A Donor’s Gift

Yesterday, I wrote about the cookie drive my friends in my local community hosted for me to raise money for my transplant fund.  As I was sitting in the room with a nice table of friends who were joining in the celebration, I kept hearing stories from people who I hadn’t met who were so moved by this effort that they reached out, made donations, & offered assistance.   Today, I share with you one of those stories that represents the other side of the gift of life we are given. This comes from our organ & tissue donor families.  I am happy to share these stories because I know donor families are considered heroes to many. Yet, not every recipient has the pleasure of communicating with their donors even if they’d wish to.  I can only hope I will get the chance with my donor family in the future so they know how much I value them. That said, this particular donor family continues to give not only to their recipients families but others several times over…

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