Friday, December 10, 2010
It is the holiday season again, and a good time to reflect on our legacy. We have our family and our work. But most of all, we have ourselves.
What if we could live on in others? What an amazing tribute to our lives and to our loved ones. We can all declare our wish to leave this exceptional gift and become an organ donor.
It is a great privilege to be able to donate life to others, and a gift to not only the recipient but to your own family to see you live on in others: to the mother who can hear her son's heart beating again in someone else; to the husband whose wife's lungs bring renewed breath to another; to the sister whose loved one's kidney cures diabetes for a person who can now live a full life.
My wife and I pay tribute to our son BJ Miller, who in a tragic auto accident was taken from us and whose wish was honored in becoming an organ donor. Our son's legacy lives on with five people who received his organs; two of whom we have met and have come to know very well.
BJ's legacy lives on in our lives and in the lives of those he is now living in. We are honored to be his parents.
Being an organ donor like BJ is an exceptional honor. There are more than 100,000 people on the transplant waiting list, and your gift will give someone waiting a second chance at life...while letting your own loved ones honor you in your death, as we did for BJ.
This holiday season, make sure your legacy of giving carries on by registering your wish at www.DonateLifeToday.com
/s/ John & Daria Miller Sunnyside