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A Heart That Sings

A Heart That Sings

Written by on February 14, 2013 in Health, Love & Family, Organ Donation with 0 Comments

On this Valentine’s Day, remember why you fell in love, and think about what you can do to stay there. But, it’s important to keep your heart happy too, both you and your loved one, and your family. And sometimes that takes professional help. Here is a poem for those who are having or facing […]

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The Legacy: A Poem from an Organ Donor to His or Her Family

The Legacy: A Poem from an Organ Donor to His or Her Family

It is still Organ Donation Month.  I am re-running “The Legacy.”  This is a poem written from the perspective of a donor to his or her family.  It is intended to provide words of comfort to the family, and as a tribute to both donor and the family. Donate Life: Your life will go on living! […]

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It’s Poetry Month and Organ Donation Month

It’s Poetry Month and Organ Donation Month

Written by on April 12, 2012 in Organ Donation with 2 Comments

  It’s Poetry Month and Organ Donation Month, all at once!  Be a donor!  Be a writer!  Be a reader! Here is “Have A Heart,” originally written for a young man who underwent his second heart transplant at age 20 (the first was as an infant), and a kidney transplant, also at age 20.  And […]

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Donate Life: So Hope Will Live

Donate Life: So Hope Will Live

So Hope Will Live  This poem was written as a “thank you” from the perspective of an organ recipient to his or her  donor and donor family.  It is called “So Hope Will Live.”  It can be etched with room for a photograph.   Disclaimer: I am not an organ recipient, but I know someone who is, […]

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Steve Jobs: Organ Recipient / Gratitude to Donors of Life

Steve Jobs: Organ Recipient / Gratitude to Donors of Life

Written by on November 2, 2011 in Health, Love & Family, Organ Donation with 0 Comments

So Hope Will Live (Part IV of IV) Today we conclude So Hope Will Live. This is Part IV. Boston College has a motto:  “Ever to Excel.”  It is adopted from Homer’s Iliad. It is a great motto for a great university and for all of us, because it encapsulates a pursuit that all of us should […]

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Steve Jobs: Organ Recipient  Extraordinary Life  Part III of IV

Steve Jobs: Organ Recipient Extraordinary Life Part III of IV

Written by on October 14, 2011 in Health, Love & Family, Organ Donation with 0 Comments

The tributes to this remarkable man continue all over the internet.  The following poem was not written with Steve Jobs in mind, but it might reflect the gratitude he felt for his donor. Below you will see Part III of “So Hope Will Live.”   Donate Life! Be an organ donor. So Hope Will Live  (Part […]

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Steve Jobs Part II: An Extraordinary Life; An Organ Recipient

Steve Jobs Part II: An Extraordinary Life; An Organ Recipient

Written by on October 10, 2011 in Health, Love & Family, Organ Donation, Updates with 0 Comments

This is Part II of a poem called “So Hope Will Live,” which was written last year.  It was not written with Steve Jobs in mind, but it is a poem written from the perspective of an organ recipient who is alive because of someone else’s gift.  Donate Life: Your life will go on living. […]

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Steve Jobs:  An Organ Recipient; A Man Who Changed Our World

Steve Jobs: An Organ Recipient; A Man Who Changed Our World

Written by on October 7, 2011 in Health, News, Organ Donation with 0 Comments

Far too young. Steve Jobs lost his battle with pancreatic cancer this week. But remember that without a donated liver, he would likely have lost his battle several years ago. The world lost one of its best a couple of days ago.  Lost in the outpouring of accolades for a genius committed to excellence is […]

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It’s National Organ Donor Month!

It’s National Organ Donor Month!

Donate Life! This poem is a bit late as it is now April 21, 2011.  But it’s not too late to be an organ donor.  Let your family know your wishes.  Go to www.DonateLife.net.  Sign up.  Your life will go on living, even when you’re gone.  There is no greater gift.     The Legacy […]

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Have A Heart

Have A Heart

Written by on October 7, 2010 in Health with 2 Comments

  Have A Heart.  October 7, 2010:  About one year ago, a young man–a college student–was dying.  His heart was failing.  His kidney was failing.  And this was through no fault of his own.  You see, the heart that was failing was not his own.  It was, if you will, his step-heart.  This heart was donated […]

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