and a new baby boy in the Midwest... and other stuff, too.
Sunday, January 23, 2011
Here's the annual organ donation post. Today is the SEVENth birthday of my second favorite little girl, Shay. I tell her story every year in effort to guilt people into registering as organ donors raise awareness of the importance of organ donation.
It's truly a miracle that Shay is here today and we owe it all to the beautiful gift of life that one family gave to her. You, too, can give someone the gift of life when you're all done with your organs by registering as a donor here. We knew we'd face this time sooner or later, but it's still very hard to walk through. Shay will need another heart. Soon. She began rejecting this one recently and (this is where I hate the system) she has to get sicker and sicker before she can move up the list. This part of the process sucks. Like, really, really, really sucks.
Rather than write the same post every year, here's a post from two years ago ... enjoy.