Yesterday I posted about my mother in law who died of cancer. I had many hits from the cancer tag. I am heading to a race this morning in central Florida. It’s called G8 to Don8, and 8K road race for organ donation. Are you a donor? Why or why not? Send me a comment!
If you want to become a registered donor in your state: click here.
If you are outside the USA, your organ donation policy may likely be different. Is it even possible in your country? I’m curious.
Life is NOT forever. I know I can die on any given day, and if I do I’m proud to say that my driver’s license says in red letters “ORGAN DONOR.” My family also knows my wishes. Why do I want to be a donor?
One of my childhood friends had a heart condition from birth. She had a heart transplant from an unknown donor, and her parents each gave a lobe of their lungs for her to have new lungs as well. She lived to see a few more special years of her life.
My mother in law died of cancer. She donated her corneas onto a baby…who God willing sees beautifully through her eyes today…7 years later…that baby would be the age of one of our own sons.
My 1st grade son attends a public elementary school. There is a teacher there who had a daughter last year with a rare heart condition. The community rallied around this family after their daughter had a heart transplant in July 2012. Today, their family will kick off the race I’m heading to. This baby is a miracle.
God made our intricate bodies.
They are not forever.
Why not share the gifts of grace with others?
When I’m dead, I don’t need those organs any more…that’s what I explained to our sons.
Kids can understand it too. Do you?