Tag Archives: organ donation; gift of life; be a donor

Come Together – Right Now

We can’t get the Beatles song Come Together out of our heads. It’s probably not super-appropriate, but it’s what we need to do for our friend Jim and his family. You need to sign up to be an organ donor … Continue reading

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2020: Brought to You by the Letters W, T and F.

The challenges presented by 2020 are legion. In the midst of it all, some bright spots shone extra brilliantly too: babies born, new careers, graduations and milestones achieved. One of those milestones was the 5th anniversary of Jim’s gift of … Continue reading

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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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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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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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Why aren’t you an organ donor?

In talking with people about organ donation, a lot of surprising misinformation is shared. People tell us that organ donation will affect the funeral of their loved one; they are too young (you must be 16); they are pretty sure … Continue reading

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Minor Hockey and Jim’s Hearts

Jim and his family have been waiting a long time for a heart. This means that the simple things in life become a little more important, and sometimes hard. Like Jim being present at his son’s hockey games. It’s a … Continue reading

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