I am overcome with emotion as I write these words.
Geordie and I had the privilege of spending the day at the Canadian Transplant Games in Toronto,
August 13, 2016. These athletes and their friends and family understand our message only too well.
“Life is unpredictable. Prepare for anything. Plan your life, plan your death and then just
love your life to death.
Because when you plan your life you live every day to the fullest. And when you plan for end of life,
long before you are facing it, you can make logical decisions.
Like the decision to be an organ donor.
My family and I made the decision to register as organ donors a long time ago. I’ve explained to my children that once my spirit leaves my body it is free. I no longer need my body, but it can help so many other people. And when someone you love dies, would it help to heal your heart, knowing they gave someone else a chance? How many? Organ donation can save 8 lives and enhance 50 people’s lives.
We met so many amazing athletes of all ages. I said to one person, “Imagine that most of these athletes would not be here if it weren’t for organ donation.”
He simply smiled and replied, “None of them would be.”
Look within and make an informed decision. Register. Share your decision with your family.
Here are some of the beautiful people who would not be here today, if someone had not been an
organ donor and given them the gift of life!
Are You a Registered Donor?
Yvonne Heath is a Canadian leader, Inspirational Speaker, Blogger, Television Host, Author and Creator of the #IJustShowedUp campaign.