Post Number: 14743
|Posted on Thursday, October 28, 2010 - 06:47 am: ||
Mom hears late daughter's heart beat - inside donee
Taylor Storch died a tragic death at age 13, but her donated organs saved five lives, including that of Patricia Winters, a mother of two. Taylor's mom was overcome with emotion when put her head to Patricia's chest and her daughter's heart "had this huge kick."
Post Number: 42
|Posted on Thursday, October 28, 2010 - 07:16 am: ||
I had tears in my eyes just reading the subject line. What a heartwarming story! I hope transplants keep getting such media attention so more will donate in the future. Thank you for sharing that!
Post Number: 14744
|Posted on Thursday, October 28, 2010 - 07:26 am: ||
You are welcome Karen
It is wonderful to see the love from the Storch family toward Patricia.
I cried and cried.
A very special friend sent this to me in my inbox today.
Post Number: 1454
|Posted on Thursday, October 28, 2010 - 07:34 am: ||
Wow Rise', wonderful story. I always wanted to do this ever since I received a letter from my donor's mom in which she stated how much she missed her child and how she spent the first two years just lying on her couch eating comfort foods. Unfortunately, we will never meet due to strict confidentiality laws in Canada. She said my letters really helped her. I encourage recipients to write their donor families. It is not an easy thing to do, but it will bring comfort to them.
Thank you for posting this.
|Forum Leader |
Heart-Liver Transplant - February 14, 2008
Toronto General Hospital, Toronto, Canada
Idiopathic dilated cardiomyopathy 1991 and CHF
- Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept trying when there seemed to be no hope at all - Dale Carnegie
- Bumps in the road can sometimes be mountains, so I have learned to climb mountains - Meagan
Post Number: 71
|Posted on Thursday, October 28, 2010 - 08:11 am: ||
Thanks for sharing this - it's stories like this that give the less informed, a whole new way to consider being a 'Donor'.
I, like Karen wish the media would do more in this area. We at Transplant Buddies know that there are these types of stories happening everyday somewhere and like Rise, we need to share them amongst ourselves - but, I I think there may another calling - we (Transplant Buddies) need to take these stories outside of our forums and pass them on to everyone we know. Today, this can easily be done in the form of an email -with either an attachment or embedded link.
Today, I will send this link to family and friends in hopes that they too will pass it - and, if through my efforts, one person begins to look at 'Organ Donation' differently - then Taylor or Taylors story touched another life.
10.20.2010 non-directed kidney donor
"We are continually faced with great opportunities brilliantly disguised as insoluble problems."
Post Number: 14748
|Posted on Thursday, October 28, 2010 - 08:30 am: ||
Thank you Meagan and Max
Max this is a great idea. Please tell your friends to visit transplantbuddies as well.
I just realized (I was super tired this morning) that I posted this thread in the wrong forum. Oh well, for now it can stay here.
Post Number: 143
|Posted on Thursday, October 28, 2010 - 09:26 am: ||
Also don't forget posting as a status update with link on Facebook!
|Chad - non-directed kidney donor Oct. 2007 |
Post Number: 42
|Posted on Thursday, October 28, 2010 - 11:36 am: ||
Brings tears to my eyes, thanks for sharing
|Non-direct kidney donor, Oct 2009 |
Minneapolis, MN, USA
"We exist temporarily through what we take but, we live forever through what we give." Douglas M. Lawson