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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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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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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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A Detour Sign at the End of the Rainbow

It’s a massive kick in the pants to wait over 2 years for the miracle of organ donation, only to suffer so many additional challenges post-transplant. That’s what’s happening to Ottawa’s Jim Maveety. Right now, Jim is back in hospital … Continue reading

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The Road to Organ Donation….

….is paved with good intentions. That is, you intend to sign up to be an organ donor…but you just haven’t gotten around to it. You intend to make sure that your family knows that you want to be an organ … Continue reading

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64000 – Where’s the Magic?

Back in the day, there was a game show called the “64,000 Question”. Somehow the number became stuck in our popular vernacular – people say “well isn’t that the 64,000 question” making it seem like a wonderful thing if we … Continue reading

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Leave Life Behind You

Upon our death, we leave behind those who love us; family, friends, and those whose lives have touched ours. It’s a guaranteed occurrence for all. Taking your organs with you when you go eliminates the potential for life beyond your … Continue reading

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