Actions speak louder than words. A mere “thank you” to my living kidney donor, Sally Robertson, seems inadequate as I’ve been afforded the past 13 years and 8 months of living because of her decision to donate life. I choose to thank and honor Sally by the way in which I lead my life:
- I treat others with kindness and compassion
- I treasure the simple pleasures in life and strive to make the most of every precious day
- I take pride in caring for our priceless kidney and my health
- I handle health challenges with as much strength and grace as possible
- I have used her gift to help others along their journey by sharing my story and my efforts to raise awareness of PKD, organ donation and the vital need for kidney research
My hope is to set a positive example of how miraculous organ donation is and how fulfilling one’s life can be after receiving a transplant.
April is National Donate Life Month, and this month, especially, I want others to experience the power of giving the gift of life and to realize that they can make it possible by being an organ donor.
Thank you, Sally! You have given me the chance to grow and blossom into the woman I am today. Your gift not only changed and saved my life, but also had a positive impact on my family and everyone connected to my journey. You gave me a beautiful field of hope and endless opportunities. Today, and every day, I honor you, Sally, and your gift of life.
Please join me in making life possible for others by signing up to be an organ donor today at donatelife.net.
I also encourage you to participate in Blue & Green Day on April 15! To learn about the Facebook photo contest, visit donatelife.net/blue-green-day.
Did you know that today is the first Organ Donor Registration Day in California? This #DonorDayCA is brought to you by the mighty sunflower.
“Sunflowers, like organ donors, have the potential to give life. Each sunflower’s face contains as many as 2,000 seeds that can create an entirely new field of flowers. One organ donor can save the lives of up to eight people and heal countless others with tissue donation.” Learn more at donatelifecalifornia.org.
Have you received the gift of life? If so, how do you honor your donor? Please share below!