Just wanted to share this with everyone.

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by Poison Ivy, Sep 16, 2008.

  1. Poison Ivy

    Poison Ivy Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 2, 2007
    Naples, Florida
    I seen this article years ago. I cut it out and kept it the paper is now faded and yellow. I had always thought about being a organ donor but never did anything about it. After reading it I signed up to be one. I just wanted to share this with everyone. I think it is beautifully written.

    TO REMEMBER ME

    The day will come when my body will lie upon a white sheet neatly tucked under four corners of mattress located in a hospital busily occupied with the living and the dying.
    At a certain moment, a doctor will determine that my brain has ceased to function and that, for all intents and purposes, my life has stopped.
    When that happens, do not attempt to instill artificial life into my body by use of a machine.
    And don't call this my deathbed. Let it be called the bed of life, and let my body be taken from it to help others lead fuller lives.
    Give my sight to the man who has never seen a sunrise, a baby's face or love in the eyes of a woman.
    Give my heart to a person whose own heart has caused nothing but endless days of pain.
    Give my blood to the teenager who was pulled from the wreckage of his car, so that he might live to see his grandchildren play.
    Give my kidneys to one who depends on a machine to exist.
    Take my bones,every muscle, every fiber and nerve in my body and find a way to make a crippled child walk.
    Explore every corner of my brain. Take my cells, if necessary and let them grow so that someday a speechless boy will shout at the crack of a bat and a deaf girl will hear the sound of rain against her window.
    Burn what is left of me and scatter the ashes to the winds to help the flowers grow.
    If you must bury something let it be my faults, my weaknesses and prejudice against my fellow man.
    If by chance you wish to remember me, do so with the kind deed or a word to someone who needs you.
    If you do all I have asked, I will live forever.
    Robert Test, Ohio
     
  2. nerfy

    nerfy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Aug 4, 2008
    Western Illinois
    That is a beautiful article, and so true that it helps so many.
    I am an organ donor, and will have my ashes spread.
    Thanks for sharing
     
  3. chick4chicks

    chick4chicks Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 6, 2008
    N.E. Pa.
    Thankyou for posting this, it is beautiful. I am an organ donor but never thought of having everything used then scattering the remains. Food for thought.
     

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