Have A Heart: A Photo Poem. Donate Life! 4×6 inches

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A poem to encourage organ donation. Donate Life.


Have A Heart


“You see, there are so many lives

that you can help to mend.

Be a gift. Have a heart.

Be the one to save a life:

your life will live again.”



This poem was originally written for a young man named Bill Coon, who was born with a damaged heart.  Soon after he was born, he underwent a heart transplant surgery, becoming one of the youngest heart transplant recipients ever. About twenty years later, while a college student, after years of medication, the heart that was put into him when he was an infant began to fail.  He needed a new heart, and a new kidney.  He became very sick and was in the hospital for months. On several occasions, a donated heart would become available, but his body was too worn down or too sick to be able to undergo the surgery, in part because his kidney was also failing. He was near death.  Finally, a heart became available that was thought to be compatible with his body, and his vital signs improved such that it was finally possible for him to undergo the surgery.  He had that second heart transplant, and the next day he had a kidney transplant too. And today, four years later, he has graduated college, and he goes around the country giving presentations, telling his story, and encouraging people to become donors.

This poem was etched on 20×16 inch picture matting, with room for Bill's photograph.  He chose to insert a photograph of himself taken just before he went in for the heart transplant surgery, with tubes and wires running all over his body.

I put this poem onto a photograph with a heart on it, to make it available as a photo poem. It is more affordable than the etched pieces, but the important thing is the message that organ donation makes a difference. Bill can tell you.

Be a gift. Have a heart.


4×6 inches. Choice of black, brown or white frame.*


*Frames subject to availability.  I reserve the right to substitute a frame of similar color.

*Shipping, handling and sales tax, if applicable, are extra.


You can see the etched version of “Have A Heart” here: Have A Heart.

To see the more affordable downloadable version in 4×6 or 8×10 inch size, click here.


Donate life.

You can sign up here: http://donatelife.net/


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Have a Heart: An Organ Donation Photo Poem.

4×6 inches.

Choice of Black, Brown or White Frame.

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