The Gift of Life

Late in the day on April 30, 2015, Jim and Marah got the call for which they’d been waiting. A single call wiped away over 2 years of doubt, despair and pain and renewed their hope for life. The call represented both joy and immeasurable sorrow.

The gift of a new heart for Jim is quite literally from someone passing their life to his. The awesomeness of this act, this gift, is humbling and inspiring. Our thoughts are with the family who was brave and generous enough to extend this gift to Jim in their time of grief and pain. No thanks will ever be enough.

As Jim heals, he and Marah and their family will be adjusting their perspective from those who wait, to those who hope. It truly is a miracle – the ultimate gift.

Be inspired by Jim’s story. Sign up to be an organ donor so that one day you can be part of a miracle too.

#jimshearts #beadonor #webelieve

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8 Responses to The Gift of Life

  1. Angela Dixon says:

    Welcome to the Second Chance Club! Our daughter received her gift 17 years ago as a newborn – as you were receiving your gift she was being crowned Prom Queen. Donor’s are HERO’s! Enjoy your new gift and live each moment to the fullest you can. Much love, Angela


  2. David Presly says:

    I read this somewhere and it seems appropriate to share at this time:
    “Anyone can live contentedly in circumstances of ease and comfort, health and well being, gratification and felicity:but to remain happy and content in the face of difficulty, hardship and the onslaught of disease and sickness – this, is an indication of NOBILITY”


  3. Diane Lynda Dupuis says:

    We are so happy for you and your family. We met at the heart insitute this past January . My husband was your neighbour after his double bypass. We have been thinking about you since then and hope you have a speedy recovery. Diane and Alain Dupuis


  4. Rose Watson says:

    My husband just celebrated the 3rd anniversary of his heart transplant at The Ottawa Heart Institute. Dr. Ross Davies was also his cardiologist. We found some comfort in this verse from the Bible: Ezekiel 36:26 – ” I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit in you; I will remove from you your heart of stone and give you a heart of flesh.”


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