Click on the photo above to hear why it’s so important for more people to make it known to their families that they have registered and desire to leave their recyclable parts behind when they die. There’s no age limit to donation or to signing up. People in their 50s, 60s, 70s and beyond have been both organ donors and organ […]
The leading edge of a wave foams irregularly across a smooth sandy shore. Obeying irresistible forces, it returns to the deep, leaving only a dark line of dampness to show the limits of its reach and the scattered remnants of what it picked up on the journey, but couldn’t carry back. Just like the process of aging. On my 71st […]
Today is the 11th anniversary of the liver transplant that saved and transformed my life, November 20, 2006. My donor was a 70 year old Italian grandmother from Staten Island, NY. This year I reached 70 and move on in humble gratitude to her and her family. I know that two of my donor’s grandchildren were 8 and 11 when […]
On Memorial Days past and present, just like on Christmas, many people think more about the real meaning of a holy-day and less about retail sales. I am among them. However, on May 31, I always add a special prayer of thanks for those who weren’t military heroes, but heroes of another kind. Here is a tale of life, near death, and survival […]
As you think about what to give to whom this holiday season, please take one moment to think ahead to the gifts that can become your final act of generosity – the gift of life.