Organ donation, in particular, is very near and dear to my heart. In 2004, my wonderful husband received the gift of life through an angel donor in Detroit, Michigan. We don’t know the donor family but we do know how to selfless gift of donating a set of lungs for my husband has changed our lives.
My husband was not a smoker nor did he catch something that caused his lungs to fail. He was born with a disease called Cystic Fibrosis which is known well as a childhood terminal disease. Sadly, most do not make it past their teenage years and my husband has been very lucky and blessed to make it to his late 20’s before needing a miracle bilateral lung transplant.
It is for that reason that we continue to raise awareness for others to received their own miracle. That is why it is so important for you to sign your driver’s license and tell your family about how you want to pass the gift of life onto others.
Organ, blood, tissue and bone marrow donors are needed. Become an organ donor today and help us raise awareness so that others may realize the gift of life!