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Monthly Archives: January 2013
The most precious possession that ever comes to a man in this world is a woman’s heart.~ Josiah G. Holland Tomorrow, Feb 1st, is the beginning of “American Heart Month” and it also the beginning of “Go Red for Women” month, where … Continue reading
“Let the past go ……. and let the future be.”
‘True generosity has no strings attached.’ -Catherine Ponder With every day that passes, 18 people who are waiting for an organ transplant will die. These folks and their families need HOPE and only WE can give them that hope. We … Continue reading
“Success is the good fortune that comes from aspiration, desperation, perspiration and inspiration.” “Luck has a strange and annoying habit of favoring those who do not depend on it.” As a heart transplant patient, I am often asked what has made my … Continue reading
“You can’t serve up hearts like cherries jubilee.” ~ Leonard Bailey, M.D. (Heart Transplant Surgeon, Loma Linda University Medical Center) The same doctor who’s quoted 2 blog posts down in RESPONSIBILITY! Awesome!
Thank you!! ALL OF YOU!! I feel the LOVE from all of you!! Sometime yesterday, this blog passed the 100,000 “views” since it’s inception in July of 2010. I know that’s not anywhere close to “going viral” but my words … Continue reading
“More than 100 people are involved in a heart transplant operation… and we can’t waste time and resources if there is a chance the caretakers aren’t up for an awesome responsibility.” ~ Leonard Bailey, M.D. (Heart Transplant Surgeon, Loma Linda … Continue reading
“If you reveal your secrets to the wind, you should not blame the wind for revealing them to the trees.” — Kahlil Gibran The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) Privacy and Security Rules Good old HIPAA has … Continue reading
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