Sunday, January 31, 2010
Saturday, January 30, 2010
....I'm not sure what will. LuLu not only got a "perfect liver" from her sweet donor, but she got an extra spark and twinkle in her eyes as well. Forever grateful to her family, for their sacrifice...to ALL donors and donor families.
I just wanted to share a smidge of a conversation I had with Dr. Book days after transplant. We were talking about what a miracle this whole process is, how full circle it had become. She knew I struggled A LOT with the thought of someone losing their child in order for me to keep mine. I told her about the peace I was able to find following surgery through a series of beautiful events. What a divine, sacred process organ donation is.
Tears came from both of us when she was telling me, in so many words, her experiences witnessing organ procurement. She said that Dr. VanderWerf handles these organs with such care, love and respect that it feels like a beautiful, sacred ceremony. She said she's never been able to observe without leaving-crying many tears. She is one of the best women.
Doctors do everything they can to save a person. When they can't and when the family chooses to give life to others admits their grief, rest assured their loved ones are treated with more dignity and respect than we could ever imagine as their organs are harvested and continue living on after their soul has gone to bigger and better things. Leave your legacy, DONATE LIFE.
lizzie, liver mum