Here I am, stricken with the flu and my husband is as healthy as a horse (knocks on wood)! His immune system is suppressed due to the transplant drugs and I am considered the “healthy” one. And yet, it seems that I keep getting colds and he continues to stay healthy. No, I am not complaining in the least – just that it amazes me. As my grandmother says: “There but for the grace of God go I.” That is all I can say when I am amazed by Greg’s health. I have learned the blessings in life and tomorrow, when we talk about what we are grateful for, I will not even give a second thought – I am grateful for my husband’s health and life. I am grateful for even the smallest miracles in life. I am grateful for that which God has given us and that which He has not.

After her husband received a double-lung (bilateral) transplant in 2004, Shannon founded the Angel Cove Organ Donation Awareness Shop, which provides awareness t-shirts and gifts products for transplant recipients, living organ donors and donor families - giving 100% of the profits to help heart and lung transplant recipients with medical costs. Shannon lives in Milwaukee, Wisconsin with her wonderful husband and two chocolate Labrador Retrievers.

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