Everyone deserves a break from time to time. Of course, with a medical illness or condition, some cannot take a break from their medications and treatments. However, it is crucial that people take breaks from time to time – even if it is just to sit back and breathe. Tonight is that night for us – no phone calls, no working out, no chocolate labs bugging us – just our feet up and our bottoms down. Sure, Greg still has medications to take and a breathing treatment to do tonight but why not rest in the meantime. If people are too consumed with thinking about life and running in high speed, they will miss out on what life truly is about. Why get new lungs if you do not take the time to breathe?
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.