Needless to say, Christmas has come early for our family and close friends this year. My emotions are filled with relief, tears, gratitude and a belief in something much bigger than myself. Families all over the world have been praying for this young man to receive a new heart. After months of waiting for a transplant, it took just one person to check the box on their license to help this boy live. Organizations like Donate Life and others like them attempt to match those in need with organs needed for transplant. If you give any presents this year, please consider giving this one. Do whatever you need to do so save someone else's life when your time is through.
When I was 14 years old, I was in a terrible, terrible car accident and almost lost my life. I did lose over four pints of blood. During that time, my teachers came out an donated blood to save my life. I have a O negative blood which is not always the easiest form of blood to find. They saved my life. I have never forgotten that and have always given blood and have always listed myself as a donor on my driver's license.
Please this holiday season, think about the things that don't cost any money that can change someone's life. You have the power to give someone a new chance at life. Please take it and give someone amazing a chance to live.
|Brandon Kerrigan, you are my hero.|