Somehow it doesn't seem possible I am writing blog post 300 today. I could write about Autism, it's a subject I know a lot about since I live with it daily. But today I think it is important to write about a cause that is near and dear to my heart. Organ donation. It is so important. And we have four very good reasons why our family is huge about encouraging organ donation!
Meet reason #1 - Denim (Denny) Weaver!
We met the awesome Kraft family through our friends the Weavers. Denny's mom Beth, helped Patty and I connect when she learned we were moving to Everett, Washington. Getting to know Kirk, Patty and their fun brood has been fun. But last week, Sarah shared with me her gift of life. She has a scar that goes across her little tummy to the middle, because that is where they gave her, her new liver. Sadly, Sarah got her gift of life because someone else's child died. There are a lot of people who think that organ donation means you have to be dead, but for liver or kidneys, that is not true. You can be a living donor. In truth, if I didn't have high blood pressure, I would have been a living donor several times because of families we've met. Organ donation is so important for so many people. Which brings me to reasons number 3 and 4!
Reasons #3 & 4
Leila and Laila Soureshjani at church. Twin girls in need of life saving liver transplants. Leila received her several months ago and is doing well, but tonight or early tomorrow morning Laila will receive her gift of life!!! This is so exciting.
I realize organ donation is scary to talk about. It is, if you want to help someone with organs you usually die. But you can help a child or adult in need of help by donating a kidney, liver, or marrow to someone in need. Even if you aren't up for that, then please talk to your loved ones about your wishes. You never know whose life you could be saving. You might be helping save one of God's little angels or someone he has great plans for. So please talk the talk, even write it down and keep it in your wallet so medical personnel will know if you want to be an organ donor. You never know whose life you may be saving.
Have a good week.