Stories of hope
I am thankful for my gift of life.
From time to time, look up and thank the person who made it possible. And I wanted to say how proud her family must be of her, knowing how many lives she impacted.
Very little of my success has been attributable to myself, as I did nothing but follow the directions of my transplant team.
A young man’s life allowed me to continue mine. How could I do anything but honor his kindness and love by living my life to the fullest?
There’s so much more to my story and I’d love to one day try to bring awareness to ICU delirium and how serious it can be.
Each day, I think about my angel donor and family. I am alive because they made a decision in their time of unbearable grief.
My goal is to share my story with others to get more people to register as donors and also help boost the morale of those on the waiting list for transplant.
A little over a year after my transplant, I felt like I finally had something more than the words “thank you” to convey, so I wrote and mailed the donor’s family a letter with my condolences and gratitude.
From where I felt months ago to how I feel today is a 100% turn around.
Not a day goes by that I don’t think of the person who unselfishly made the decision to be an organ donor.
We will forever be grateful for the sacrifice that was made by your family to give us our father back.
I am very thankful each day.