April is Donate Life Month

As I sit next to my husband in his hospital room, listening to the fragile sounds of life all around me, I am struck by the enormous sense of gratitude I feel, in spite of or perhaps because of the path my life has taken.  The loss of my youngest son has had a tremendous effect on my life.  Who I once was, has forever been altered.  I will always remain a mother of three boys, David, Danny and Tony.  Tony, unlike his brothers will remain twenty four forever.  Tony will always live in the hearts of those who knew him.  HIs love of life, his energy, his twinkle in his eye will be a constant in my heart.  I wish that our family had talked more about organ donation.  I know Tony would have loved to be able to give the gift of life to someone.  I also know I would have cherished knowing that not only his spirit, but his actual being was alive and helping others.  The time to talk about organ donation is before the decision needs to be made.  I have signed up and encourage you to do the same.

Tony's Last Photograph Taken Hours Before He Passed Away

THE NEED IS REAL

110,586 people are waiting for an organ
18 people will die each day waiting for an organ
1 organ donor can save up to 8 lives

Make the commitment to help save lives.

To find out how you can help visit www.organdonor.gov


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