On July 23, 2011 I posted a request for donations to my friend Amy’s transplant fund. She has been desperately in need of a lung transplant in order to receive some respite from her lifelong struggle with Cystic Fibrosis. My “Donate Life” stamp, at right, is my own little show of support for Amy. Not to mention the need for thousands of those waiting for life-saving organ donations.
Amy received her transplant! And I have been amazed at how well she has taken to her new lungs. Receiving the tremendous gift of an organ(s) is something not to be taken lightly. The surgery is dangerous and not always successful. And it comes with a multitude of emotions. Another family is usually suffering when they give this gift. It is to be honored and protected.
Amy will, I know, do her best to live well in tribute to her donor. Please seriously consider organ donation. There are some amazing people out there who are waiting for their miracle.
Thanks to any who may have given to Amy’s fund!