Happy Birthday to a HERO!



“Each and every day I think of you, pray for you and thank you.”


And since I know today is your birthday, you will be on my mind ALL day.

I had been living for almost eleven years with a heart loaned to me by a hero. During that time, I would often think and ask myself, “When is my donor’s birthday?”. I never had the answer, so I would look to the heavens and say a prayer for my donor and his family. The thoughts of my donor were and still are, daily. Then, days before my 11th heart anniversary, an amazing event happened and I was connected with my donor’s family.

One of the things I learned about Benny Keith, was that today, Dec 15th, was his birthday. And, today for the first time, I will celebrate his birth and his life through prayers of extreme thanks, and never-ending gratitude. To have this hero’s heart beating in my chest is breath-taking and awe inspiring. For God’s reasons, Benny Keith and I are connected for ever. And I shall NEVER forget!

Thank you, Benny Keith ….. and thanks and prayers for your family as well!!

Happy birthday in heaven, my HERO!!


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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