September 11, 2008
I’ve been a registered organ donor since I was 18-years-old. It wasn’t until four years ago when I fell in love with my husband that I really understood how important it was. I met my husband Tim while he was on dialysis waiting for a transplant. He had waited for a total of four years to get the call that changed our lives.
Because of the generosity of a young man from Montana, Tim now lives a normal life. He doesn’t have to spend 15 hours a week at the dialysis unit and another 15 hours a week being sick from the dialysis. He has energy and can eat a normal diet.
We can spend time traveling, shopping, walking, bike-riding, and motorcycling. We couldn’t do all of this on our own free will when he was on dialysis because of the schedule he had to keep or because he was feeling too sick. I wish I knew the family from Montana so I could personally thank them. Their gift means more to us than they could ever imagine.