The pain of the organ donation waitlist is only comparable to one thing: the pain experienced by the donor family. (And by comparable, we mean that there is no pain that equals the loss of a loved one.) It can’t be emphasised enough that those who choose to be organ donors and their families who abide by their wishes are heroes of the greatest magnitude.
We all have the ability to aspire to this kind of greatness; to end the waiting and suffering of another – a neighbour, a father, a friend, a son. Be the hero. Sign up to be an organ donor right now. Talk to your family about it so that they know your intent.
Jim and his family are waiting on their hero. Their hope remains intact, because they believe in you.
Be the hero. Be an organ donor.