Author Archives: jimshearts

Into the Future

The complexities of organ donation in Canada have had us diving into a few rabbit holes over the last several months. In an effort to regroup, we’ve paused to gather our thoughts a bit. It seems to us that the … Continue reading

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(Not) Dressed for Success

We’ve been advocating for Canadians to register to become organ donors for a long time now. Truly, we’ve been fairly pleased with our impact, though in the grand scheme of things, it’s hardly been a ripple. We’ve seen Canadians step … Continue reading

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Discouraged

We were full of vim and vigor this summer. Yup, we were going to kick some proverbial butt and have some serious impact on the organ donation conundrum in Canada. But we didn’t. We’ll admit that we became a little … Continue reading

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Boomerang Kick in the Pants

We’ve been at this advocacy thing for a while now. Sure, we’ve moved the bar by an inch or so, but if we are to be honest, we thought that we’d be a lot farther by now. We thought that … Continue reading

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Blessings on Your Silver Anniversary

Three years ago we shared a message from Marah that was filled with desperation. Jim was very, very sick and a new heart seemed almost impossible. The message, on their 22nd wedding anniversary, went on to circle the world with … Continue reading

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A Life Well Lived

We said good-bye to one of the loveliest men we’ve had the honour to know this week. Mr. Peter Karson passed away too soon at the age of 71, after a lengthy illness. His (very brave) daughter spoke at his … Continue reading

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A Gift of Love

A few years ago (!) we posted about National Donor Day (US) being shared with Valentine’s Day. We thought it was pretty awesome then, and still think so! The gift of life that a donor gives to someone waiting for … Continue reading

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