Hi all, I just thought I would bring up the topic of organ donation, of thinking about it and more importantly discussing it with your family and friends. Donate Life week starts next Sunday, it's a chance to bring it to the front of people's minds, start people thinking about it.
I know it is a horrible thing to think about, that someone has met a sudden death, all too early in most cases, but please do.
Our little boy Ethan was hit by a train last October, and I can tell you the pain and grief was and still is horrendous.
As we were sitting there, knowing that there was nothing else that Drs could do for our boy, we would have given anything for them to come back in saying "we have a miracle, we have a second chance, we have a new head for your little boy, you can have a chance at taking him home, of loving him for years to come, of watching him grow up" that feeling would have been at the opposite end of the scale that we were feeling. Our miracle was not possible, but having been through it, we would also do anything to stop another family from having to go through it also, we couldn't get our miracle, but another family or families could.
Please think about it, please talk about it, please make sure those that can make the decision know and respect your wishes.