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Donor Remembrance Day

Today, April 30th, is the day when we HONOR and CELEBRATE our donor heroes who have given the gift of life through organ, tissue and eye donations. Together we “plant” Forget-Me-Not flowers to symbolize that these heroes and their gifts … Continue reading

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Intersecting Lives

“It is because the human spirit knows, deep down, that all lives intersect. That death doesn’t just take someone, it misses someone else, and in the small distance between being taken and being missed, lives are changed.” ~ Mitch Albom; … Continue reading

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The HERO That Saved My Life

BENNY KEITH 12/15/1979 – 5/9/2007 For almost 11 years, I’ve been living with someone else’s heart beating in my chest …. keeping me alive. A loaned heart … a borrowed heart … a transplanted heart. Every single day of the … Continue reading

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888

8-8-8 Eight, symbolically is the number of “perfection”. Numerically, if laid on it’s side it is the symbol for infinity. Yesterday marked 8 years, 8 month and 8 days since I was blessed with a new heart. However, day was … Continue reading

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3,000 Days ~ An Untold Story

“There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside of you.” ~ Maya Angelou We all have a story … or stories. No matter how long or short we have lived, no matter what we have done we … Continue reading

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Eight Years – A Bittersweet Day

“Now that I have opened that bottle of memories they’re pouring out like wine, crimson and bittersweet.” ~ Ellen Hopkins Eight years ago today the Doctors and nurses finished placing a new heart inside of me. There have been tears … Continue reading

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Our Journey

“Up ahead in the distance I saw a shimmering light My head grew heavy and my sight grew dim I had to stop for the night There she stood in the doorway, I heard the mission bell Then I was … Continue reading

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If a tree falls……

“If a tree falls in a forest and no one is around to hear it, does it make a sound?” The past couple of weeks I have been battling something between my ears. Nothing major and it took me a … Continue reading

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Day of the Heart – A Day of Love

Ahhhh, Valentine’s Day …. some would call today a Hallmark holiday. Regardless, the never-ending marketing of seemingly everything has evolved to the point where the entire month of February has been turned into “Heart Month” by way of the American … Continue reading

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Halftime Hero

My local Organ Procurement Organization is running an event called “Halftime Hero”, where they asked folks to write about their hero and add a picture of themselves and their hero. During halftime of this Sunday’s BIG GAME they will announce … Continue reading

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