Author Archives: jimshearts

Mind Blown

Ok. So we hadn’t really considered organ donation from this angle before, and now our minds are a bit blown. You know how we keep asking you to sign up to be a donor and to talk to your family … Continue reading

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Just a Ripple

“Drop a pebble in the water: just a splash, and it is gone; But there’s half-a-hundred ripples circling on and on and on…” (James W. Foley) This poem, though written in 1911, could really have been written about Jim and … Continue reading

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Every time

Every time we lose a friend to circumstances or disease we cannot overcome or control (we’re looking at you cancer), we pause. We pause because we are losing friends, fathers, mothers and children to something we absolutely have control over … Continue reading

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You Aren’t Going to Like This

Guess what? The dismal state of organ donation is on you. More than 75% of you have not signed up to be an organ donor. What more do you need? Yes we need education. Yes we need awareness building. Yes … Continue reading

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Two Years – We’re Still In This

We’re not sure what we thought would happen when we started this blog two years ago. What did happen though, is that we’ve reached 68,000 people to spread the word about organ donation, written over 100 blog posts, met a … Continue reading

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Death. There – We Said It.

Benjamin Franklin said that there were only two things certain in life: death and taxes. Across our great country today, we are sure there are zillions of conversations about taxes. Reducing them, raising them, paying them and blah, blah, blah. … Continue reading

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April Showers

So, April is Organ Donation Awareness Month. To be honest, we’re not sold on it. Maybe that’s because we know that the need for awareness is so critical and the situation so dire, that one month isn’t going to cut … Continue reading

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Stepping Up and Sticking To It

Jim and Marah and their entire family continue to ride the roller coaster that is organ donation in Canada. Apparently it’s not enough to wait for more than two years for a life-saving heart transplant, but you have to navigate … Continue reading

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A Hail Mary Pass to You

Dear Mr. Owens, Mr. Ochocinco, Mr. Bush, Mr. Tebow, Mr. Rodgers, and Mr. Strahan: With “Wildcard Weekend” upon us in the NFL, we were reminded of one of the origins of the “Hail Mary” pass. That’s kind of what this … Continue reading

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I’m Dreaming of A….

….Christmas where no one is waiting for an organ transplant; where everyone will be a willing organ donor as a matter of course; where green ribbons will only be used for wrapping Christmas presents and waiting is something you will … Continue reading

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