I Want To Be Your Hero!!!!


I’ve been a heart recipient for almost four years.

However, I’ve been a registered organ donor for over 20 years. I signed up at my first opportunity after the state of Ohio passed the law. It was a VERY conscious decision, based a lot on where I worked (dangerous area), my age, my driving habits and after a lot of discussion with my family. I never thought about actually becoming a hero to others if I met an untimely demise, but I did think that this was “THE RIGHT THING TO DO FOR OTHERS”.

After my heart transplant, I did have a new HERO …….. my donor, gave me the ultimate gift …. he or she gave me LIFE.

The other morning, I was thinking about my donor. On the radio playing in the back ground was a song by Enrique Iglesias ~ “Hero” ……

Read the lyrics carefully …….

The song starts with a whispered ….. (Let me be your hero)

Would you dance if I asked you to dance?
Would you run and never look back
Would you cry if you saw me crying
Would you save my soul tonight?

Would you tremble if I touched your lips?
Would you laugh oh please tell me these
Now would you die for the one you love?
Hold me in your arms tonight?

I can be you hero baby
I can kiss away the pain
I will stand by you forever
You can take my breath away
 
You can take my breath my breath away
I can be your hero
 
You can take my breath my breath away
I can be your hero

Now, we know this is a love song. Or, is it? Maybe it’s an organ donor whispering to one or more of his or her recipients ……. my donor whispering to me …….

Can I be your hero?

Can you save my soul tonight?

Can you take my breath away, I can be your hero …….

I am still a registered organ donor, and, YES, I’m still eligible to donate if I would  die an untimely death …….. the Dr’s make that assessment at that time based on a number of different criteria. Even if it was only a cornea to allow someone to see again, it’s that IMPORTANT.

Thus, I still could be someone’s hero …….

I’m an organ donor ……. I WANT TO BE YOUR HERO!!!

If you’d like to be a HERO, sign up here, sig up now and talk to your family ~ http://www.organdonor.gov/

A Hero's Heart

About DAP

I am a heart transplant recipient and these are my stories and thoughts. My desire is to assist others pre or post heart transplant in anyway possible. Please feel free to contact me if you have a question.
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1 Response to I Want To Be Your Hero!!!!

  1. Pingback: April is National DonateLife Month | My2ndheartbeat

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