May is a month of celebration.
On May 23, 2005 is the day Kelsey was given a second chance at life. That is the day she received her heart transplant. This event would not be possible if it were not for people that choose to be organ donors. In this case it was a parents decision to donate their child's organs so mine could live. I cannot write about this without crying. I cannot imagine the depth of pain that goes into losing a child. I almost lost Kelsey but I didn't. Every morning when I go into her room and wake her up to take all her medication I literally thank God that I have another day with her. That is how I look at life. As a gift. I don't know how much time I have with my family, I only know I will not take them for granted. I think about the heart that is inside Kelsey a lot. I don't know anything about this person. All I know is they were a teenager from Michigan. I wrote the family a letter to thank them for their selfless act but they did not respond. I don't know if I could respond if the situation were turned around. Would I want to speak to the family that has my child's heart? I just don't know.
All you have to do to become a donor is make sure it is checked on your drivers license and make your wishes known to someone. Did you know that one organ donor can save 8 lives?! You can make a difference. Please donate life.