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  • Beautifully said, Mary! May many people read this and want to sign to donate their organs. Its the greatest gift a person can give - is to help another at their last moment! Thanks, Mary

    Posted on Oct 18th, 2010 at 4:38 PM by Peggy

  • Mary: Thanks so much for that. It was beautifully written and wonderfully thought out. I hope it encourages someone to sign the back of their license. Awesome. Thanks. Rita

    Posted on Oct 18th, 2010 at 4:55 PM by Rita Beckham

  • Ms. Mary You have brought tears to my eyes while I read this. I think I would have had this reaction even if I did not know this beautiful couple. Thank you for using your outlet to bring awarness to this very important issue that affects so many. I might if I may add to tell your loved ones and those who would be incharge of decision making for you if and when you may be unable to do so that you would like to be a doner. By the way, I have signed the back of mine and told my husband my wishes. God Bless

    Posted on Oct 18th, 2010 at 4:55 PM by Melissa

  • Thanks Mary for bringing attention to this problem. I only hope that this couple will soon have peace in their lives. Sometimes we take our good health for granted and don't realize what a blessing it is.

    Posted on Oct 18th, 2010 at 8:31 PM by unknown

  • It is so hard to watch others struggle and not be able to help them. I think that you've captured their emotional turmoil so well. Very moving! thank you Mary for your candor and eloquence.

    Posted on Oct 19th, 2010 at 5:28 PM by unknown

  • How you have so accurately captured the emotion of this situation! God bless you for caring enough to raise the awareness of all our brothers and sisters to the realization that they have something to give -- even after they have passed on to be with our Lord. You are truly a blessing and a gift to us.

    Posted on Oct 20th, 2010 at 7:29 AM by Kathy Roussos

  • What a wonderful article to raise awareness of the need for organ donations. I was privileged to work with a priest during and after his heart transplant in 1988. He lived until Dec. of 2009 and continued to serve in priestly ministry until a few days before his death. We are all very grateful to the donor family for such a wonderful gift of life. Many other people lived because of other organs and tissues donated by them at the time of their husband/father's death at the age of 41. It is so important that potential donors not only sign the back of their driver's license, but that they discuss their decision with family members so they offer no hesitation at the time a crisis might occur. Thank you so much for your article.

    Posted on Oct 20th, 2010 at 1:15 PM by Sister Carolyn

  • Mary, your article was beautiful and very well written. I worked in ICU as a nurse and I know what a wonderful gift organ donors are. Both the families of the donor and the recipients received much peace and fulfillment from such a wonderful gift. I too, have signed the back of my license and have told my family my wishes. My 3 adult children and their spouses have also signed the backs of their licenses. Thank you again for such a poignant article!

    Posted on Oct 21st, 2010 at 7:23 PM by Debbie