Monthly Archives: May 2014

Momentum – Keep it Going!

Lately we’ve had a bit of success in spreading the word about how critical it is to be a registered organ donor. We’ve reached almost 37,000 people so far through this blog alone. Hundreds of thousands have “viewed” posts in … Continue reading

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Ripple Effect of the Waiting List

While Jim waits for his new heart, he’s not alone. Of course Marah and their children wait with him, and hope, and step up to do the things he can’t. Stepping up in the most unbelievable way are Marah’s parents, … Continue reading

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Desperately in Need of Hope – Spread the Word

A message from Marah: There comes a point in the waiting where a plea to help save a life feels like a transition to begging to save a life. In trying to continually spread the word of organ donation is … Continue reading

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Inspiration

Jim and Marah have put themselves and their reality “out there” to inspire you. Yes, Jim needs a new heart, but they’ve been inspired themselves to help anyone who is waiting for an organ donation. How would you react to … Continue reading

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Gathering Thoughts on Presumed Consent

Yesterday an article from BC caught our eye. It brought our attention back to the concept of “presumed consent” (where everyone would automatically be a potential donor). We talked about this a bit previously. At the time we thought it … Continue reading

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Climbing the Mountain

When many of us learned that Jim would need a new heart, we weren’t aware of the hidden mountain that must be climbed. We didn’t know that generally Canadians simply do not register to be organ donors (only 1 in … Continue reading

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A surprising response

Yesterday, Marah issued a heartfelt plea to share the message of organ donation. Literally thousands of people took her up on her request and shared. It was a wonderful thing, and continues to be today. Out of those thousands though, … Continue reading

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You won’t share this – but you should

On this, Jim and Marah’s 22nd wedding anniversary, Marah has a message for you. Can you hear her plea? Her frustration? Share this. You must. The heartbreak of using Facebook as a tool “share” the message of organ donation for … Continue reading

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Inspired Youth

Meet Jack. He just turned 16 a few weeks ago and has signed up to be an organ donor. When asked why, he said “why wouldn’t I?”. Exactly. Why wouldn’t you? When pressed for just a bit more detail, he … Continue reading

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Reality of the Waiting List

Do you take it for granted that you’ll be able to grab a paint brush and refresh the walls of your home with a new coat of paint? Do you take it for granted that you won’t need to sell … Continue reading

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