In 2008-2009 my Mom contracted a rare condition simply called organizing pneumonia while overseas. After a month in a drug induced coma, almost 3 years of living on supplemental oxygen not being able to care for her self (and coming VERY close to loosing her battle) on June 26th 2009 my Mom received a double lung transplant thanks to some one we will never know. Someone who gave the greatest gift someone could ever give, life to another human being.

My Mom is alive today because of not only her donor, but the amazing doctors, nurses and staff of St. Mary’s Hospital in Kitchener and Toronto General Hospital in Toronto. I could not possibly thank you enough. You gave me my Mom back. With out you I would have lost her two years ago and I cannot imagine my life these past two years with out her. God damn it thank you!

With out you, she would have never had memories like these.

Read the article here.

She’d never have met or spend time with her four grandkids. Help ensure that someone else gets to have these memories.

Please sign up online at:

www.beadonor.ca (Ontario)
www.transplant.bc.ca (BC)
www.organdonor.gov (In the US)

Print off a donor card for your wallet

OR sign the back of your health card, drivers licence and let your family know your wishes.

I know that there are many other people who are still waiting for someone to give them the gift of life. Please be that person! Waiting and knowing you might not make it unless someone else takes action is a horrible feeling.

Only 16% of eligible donors have registered to actually donate their organs. 16%! that’s it!

ACT RIGHT NOW!

Need more info? Check out these sites:

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Organ_donation

www.organ-donation-works.org

http://www.organdonor.gov/why.asp

 

http://www.besthealthmag.ca/organ