A few weekends ago, we had the opportunity to sit down and have a conversation with 18-year-old Corinne Jakubiec of Saint Charles, Ill. We first met Corinne back in April 2006 when she participated in Secretary of State Jesse White’s commercial promoting organ/tissue donation during National Donate Life Month (Reminder: LifeGoesOn.com and IAmAreyou.org are the same registry).
Corinne has now been waiting for over two years for a kidney transplant. She is currently attending Elgin Community College and helping spread the word about Donate Life Illinois and the importance of joining Illinois’ new organ/tissue donor registry.
This video is a look into Corinne’s life…a life that is unfamiliar to most college students but one that 4,700 other Illinois residents and now over 97,000 people nationwide experience everyday waiting for a transplant.
We hope this video serves as a source of inspiration and motivation for not only college students who can empathize with Corinne’s experiences, but all Illinois residents who can see how easy it is to take action by registering and helping to save other people’s lives.
Thanks Corinne. Keep smiling, your special day will come.
YouTube Link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4ZAkVa5Yq3Y