The Gift of Life is a non-profit organization that coordinates organ and tissue transplants in Michigan. In this two part story, you can read about both sides to organ donation and the lives it has touched. In the first half, you can read Mary Ellen Bell’s story about her husband Randy who has been the recipient of liver and kidney transplant.
“We’ve already written our letters to the donor’s family and if it’s what they want, we are ready to tell them how they changed our lives. We are so thankful to our donor, the family and the wonderful Gift of Life organization that makes it all come together. Like I said, it’s a true miracle for us.” Read Part one: The Greatest Gift
In the second part, you can read about Lynn Parker, a wife and mother of four children who lost her son Tim and made the decision to donate his organs.
“There are so many things to do when a family member dies. What really sustained me that week, was knowing that families and people would benefit from Tim’s organ donation. It has a huge ripple effect because Tim gave seven people organs: two lungs, pancreas, two kidneys, his liver and Tim gave his heart. There were seven different families and friends and future children, grandchildren who benefited from Tim’s donation.” Read Part Two: The Greatest Gift
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