Each week during “Donate Life Month”, we will be sharing personal stories about organ donation. The stories are submitted by families who have worked closely with Unyts following the death of a loved one. Take a few minutes to read this very hopeful story about the gift of life.
Twenty-one years, yes twenty-one years ago, this month I received the gift of life with a Double Bi-Lateral Lung Transplant. I was born with Cystic Fibrosis and have had to fight for every breath I took for 36 long years and now I have a new lease on life. My family and I cannot express the importance and immense meaning of the gift my Donor Families have given me. My Transplant has given me my life back, a life with no more pain, a life where I don’t have to fight for every breath I take, a life I live every day to the fullest!
My wife Sara and I are paying it forward, volunteering with UNYTS, Cystic Fibrosis, Transplant Team of Buffalo and WICH’s (Women interested in Cystic Health). Not a day goes by that we don’t promote organ donation.
I am a true testament that ORGAN DONATION AND TRANSPLANTATION DOES WORK!