How to Save A Life

It's been almost six years since we lost my stepson in a four-wheeling accident. And after recently watching Grey's Anatomy and watching the fictional Meredith Grey have to sign the papers to disconnect her husband, McDreamy, from the machines keeping him alive and standing by the bed while he took his last breathe, my life was once again transported to the hours we spent in that Indiana hospital. Unlike the character on television, Timothy's organs were viable and available for donation. And when the choice was given to my husband and Timothy's mother about organ donation just shortly after we were told he was brain dead, my husband never skipped a beat in answering "Yes" because he knew Timothy wouldn't have wanted it any other way....more

Tick A Box for Organ Donation

April is Donate Life Month. You can save up to 8 lives through organ donation.   ...more

Organ Donation Part 2: Talk to your family!

After reading the comments on the post I shared yesterday (World Organ Donation Day: Are you registered as an organ donor? ...more

World Organ Donation Day: Are you registered as an organ donor? Are you SURE?

This past week, in recognition of World Organ Donation Day, my friends at Write Tribe held a blog carnival where bloggers were encouraged to write and share their own posts related to organ donation. ...more

When Organ Donation Becomes A Sticky Note

We've been hearing in the news Sara's story and to the least it's heartbreaking.  I understand her parents for exposing their child to the media if that's what it's going to take to get what she needs. I myself wrote her name quickly on a sticky note so I could include her name in my prayer group, and I'm more than sure others did to.  Having to wait for a transplant isn't easy, now you'll probably think, easier said than done!  But I do have some experience in that matter (we waited for two and a half years for a liver)....more

Joyful! Joyful!

Tomorrow is such a special day, if I would have had a time machine that would have showed me eighteen years along the road I would have jumped to the moon and beyond full of just sheer joy!We've had our ups and downs, some days have been full of tears others full of laughter, we have moaned with those who have passed waiting and we have rejoiced with those who have been as blessed as we have, in other words, we have lived!  But, most important of all, Carlos has been able to live by my side after all these years. ...more

In The Event of Something Happening To Me....

April is organ donation awareness month, and  as a true believer in organ donation, I can't pass out on the opportunity of blogging about it. I'm not going into the facts about organ donation and how you can register to become a donor because that information is just a click away....more

Have a Spare Kidney To Share?

  I'd like you to meet my friend Maura. She's a Cleveland-area native and lead singer of the band Maura Rogers and the Rusty Souls. Maura is amazing. She is this slight, petite woman with a powerhouse voice. She is full of life and energy. Love follows her wherever she goes: Love from her friends and family, the love she radiates herself....more

The Gift of Life (Updated)

Our nineteen-year-old daughter, through no fault of her own, has gone through a very difficult four years. Last week she received the following email from my brother who yesterday celebrated the 21st anniversary of his liver transplant....more
Than you - she's an incredible young woman who has always lived her life with grace and ...more

The other half of Just Jules shares his transplant experience

Julie from Just Jules ...more