It's a long running joke (but not really a joke) that April is my birthmonth. I don't just expect my birthday to be celebrated in just one day. . .it takes a whole month. haha. I will be turning 34 and I am proud of it. I am grateful I am able to celebrate every year I live and every year I have the privilege to grow a little older. April 13th is the BIG DAY & this year I am excited because it falls on a Saturday and even better. . .Bryan has the day off!! Whoohoo :)
April is also DONATE LIFE month. So it's another great opportunity for me to remember and be thankful for my wonderful Donor. Her sacrifice and gift of life has been so wonderful. I have been able to use my life to help others, participate in charitable things and spread awareness along with be an example of the miracle of Organ Donation. It's amazing how many times I have had people say to me "I didn't even know they could transplant lungs" I am thankful that I am able to show them just how amazing the medical world is and how inspired the transplant team & surgeons are that they are capable to save lives. It's even more incredible when I stop and take the time reflect on my life. . . .I am breathing with someone else's lungs. A person I never knew, a person who had no reason to save ME. She gave a stranger the gift of life. I stand amazed when I run and laugh without coughing and pain free. What a miracle. Every breathe, every activity, every achievement, every happy moment, every hobby, every smile I have because of my Donor. I do all of with her. All my accomplishments are also her accomplishments, she is my partner in crime. A part of her lives on through me and I honor her memory and sacrifice by enjoying life & sharing my life with as many people who find my blog, meet me or hear about my story. I love my donor. I love a person I do not know anything about because she is my angel.
This is just one of thousands of special moments/memories that my Donor has given me.
Spread Hope & Awareness of the Importance of Organ Donation. Celebrate National Donate Life Month.
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