Category: Organ Donation

CFers Are An Incredible Bunch

Marissa’s Perspective: CFers are an incredible bunch, and Eric is no exception. Having a close view of his courage, strength, and determination has changed me for the better…and the not-so-easy times we’ve encountered have helped me grow as a person. I’ve become more thankful…

Life’s Fragility

 Eric’s Perspective: Most chronic, invisible diseases are like an iceberg. Even once you think you’ve got a complete picture of the shape of the monster, you haven’t seen the largest, scariest part. CF isn’t something that just flares up sometimes and lets you live…

But We Are Warriors

Ashley’s Perspective: Living with a chronic illness is never easy, especially Cystic Fibrosis.  I was born in Denver, Colorado and diagnosed with Cystic Fibrosis at birth.  Colorado was the first state in the nation to include Cystic Fibrosis in newborn screening.  From a young…

HERO-AS-SELF

Have you ever wanted to be a Hero, what is a Hero these days anyway? I am sure if you ask around you’ll get some interesting answers.  As the world has evolved the definition of a hero has changed.  The dictionary defines a hero…

Contemplation

For the past few weeks, I’ve been looking for some guidance some extra light to inspire me, due to the fact I no longer know what I want or know where I want to be. I know there are still things in life I…

Life is A Card Game

Today is a special day, as well as yesterday even the day after tomorrow will be and so on for myself and others. March 21st marks 6 years since my second double lung transplant, followed by March 22nd making it 14 years from my…

In For An Oil Change

In For An Oil Change

 It has been almost 5 years since my second double lung transplant (March 2010) and 13 years since my first (March 2002). It is truly amazing how fast the time has flown by. I’m here because someone gave me the gift of life. Not…

Are You A Registered Donor?

  The BIG QUESTION, are YOU A REGISTERED DONOR? Tomorrow May, 6. 2013 I will be at the Timberlane Athletic Club (155 Vandorf Side Rd  Aurora, ON L4G 6W7) from 10:00 – 1:00. If you are in the of Aurora or Newmarket area, please feel free to…

TODAY IS SPINNING FOR DAN!

  Today April 27th is Spinning for Dan, a lot of you may not know what this event is but if you’re interested please read on.  Spinning for Dan is set up to raise awareness towards CF. Now you are asking where does the…

A Mother Lives On

      My next story is a woman by the name of Natalie.  Natalie is a wife and a mother of two girls. Her story not only shows how an organ donor can help save a family from losing a mother but also…

Ryan’s Story of Hope

Ryan Doige Ryan was a happy, active 10-year-old boy who had a full life; baseball, tae-kwon-do, and scouts. A few weeks before Ryan passed away his parents Nancy Lee Doige and her husband Dale had an important conversation with their son; two weeks later,…

Dear Donor: A Toronto Story

Alyshia (Higgins) Van Veen shares her father’s Malcolm Higgins story about how being an organ donor is important and can saves lives.

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