November 7, 2011

If I could change the world...

This one is an easy one for me.  If there was one thing I could change, it would be the lack of registered organ donors.  Every day an average of 18 people die waiting for a transplant.  And every 10 minuets another name is added to the list.  Its sad. I know what I would change, but I don't know how.  I set a goal to get 5 people to register this year and made it to 6.  That is nothing when you consider there are over 112, 813+ people waiting for their call.

I don't see why people have to choose.  How can you not want to donate?  What could you possibly need your organs for after you are gone?  You could save 8 people and enhance the lives of so many more.  All you have to do is register. Give a father the chance watching his son play ball and walk his daughter down the isle.  Give a mother more time to hold her children tighter and tuck them in at night.  Give a child the chance to experience all the joys of just being a kid and to live a full and happy life. Everyone wants to be a hero.  Here is your chance!

I'm hoping to get more involved next year in raising awareness for organ donating.  This year I raised $222 for the Donate life walk.  I didn't make my $500 goal, but it felt so good just helping.  And I will try again next year!  I'm also thinking about making somethings to help spread awareness.  Shirts, bracelets and that kind of things.   I'm open to ideas though, so if you have any, please let me know!

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