So Sad..

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by redhen, Aug 30, 2011.

  1. babymakes6

    babymakes6 Gifted

    Feb 24, 2009
    far west Ohio
    [​IMG] I can't imagine what either one of them must have been feeling at that moment.....
  2. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

    Nov 9, 2007
    SW Arkansas
    Sad, but also wonderful.

    I am a full organ donor. They can have anything that may be of some use; up to and including my skin.

    My mom wasn't an organ donor, but she had signed an eye donor card. One of the biggest comforts to me when Mom passed away was just a few days after her funeral when the Lion's Eye Bank representative told us that despite her age, Mom's eyes were in wonderful shape. Two transplants and two people that were able to see because of my mom's gift.

    Why did mom do it? Because when I was a child and needed glasses we couldn't afford them. The Lions took care of making sure I had regular eye exams and glasses. It was Mom's way of giving back.
  3. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits...

    May 19, 2008
    Western MA

    Yes, it was sad but wonderful...
    That little girl gave such a precious gift to that lady and her family.
  4. Jencleg

    Jencleg Songster

    May 5, 2011
    [​IMG] Gee! Thanks RedHen! No really thank you. I was having an awful day and this remimded me just how blessed I am.
  5. bgelber

    bgelber Songster

    Jul 24, 2009
    Athens, al
    [​IMG] so sad but at the same time so wonderful.

    Thank you for sharing.
  6. I have WHAT in my yard?

    I have WHAT in my yard? Songster

    Jun 24, 2008
    Eggberg, PA
    [​IMG] [​IMG]

    Please sign those cards. You have no idea what you can do, or when you could be called upon to do it. I have been told that I cannot donate my organs to a living donor. But, I have signed over my body to science. (It's fairly specific in my will.)

    Organ donation is one way to find something good in such a tragic loss.
  7. Kelly G

    Kelly G It's like herding cats!

    Organ donor, here!

    Take all that I have...I won't need it anymore!

    Bless your mom's wonderful's a beautiful legacy.
  8. Chickengal505

    Chickengal505 Songster

    Jan 4, 2010
    Bolivia N.C
  9. melodie_a

    melodie_a Songster

    Aug 28, 2010
    Sanford, NC
    I am an organ donor also. I have even had the discussion with my kids and they also want to be donors. My 10 year old didn't quite understand at first but once she understood that they weren't going to take anything if she was still "alive" she was ok with it. lol.

    We have also done the "Be the match" bone marrow program and I donate blood every 8 weeks. I figure I can make more and if anything that I can do could help someone have even one more day with their child or loved one it is worth it.

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