A sassy, crafty mama bird from Los Angeles
raising a very sweet little girl with Autism
and a new baby boy in the Midwest... and other stuff, too.

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Going "organ"ic

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
Shay
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.

HAPPY 7th BIRTHDAY SHAY!!

4 comments:

Apples and Autobots said...

My husband and I are both donors. We figure if we're not using them then someone else might as well!

tulpen said...

Of course we're all donors here. Even the kids, though they don't know it.

Marie said...

I'm a donor too! My mom is currently on the list for a double lung transplant and we are trying to advocate to become an organ donor! It is so simple and when "you are done with your organs" (love how you stated it!) why not donate. I can't think of a more ultimate gift than the gift of life! Happy 7th bday!

Cheryl D. said...

I'm already a donor too!

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