Organ, eye and tissue transplants offer patients a new chance at healthy, productive and normal lives, and return them to their families, friends and communities. You have the power to change someone’s world by being a donor. It’s about living. It’s about life.
I was given the opportunity of a lifetime, to donate life to a friend from High School -
a short version of our story is - Kathy was a cute, friendly, spirited young lady and I had the pleasure of meeting her when I was a Freshman, and she was a Junior - I joined the Pep Squad, and She was a cheerleader - the best! We were in Typing together as well - Coach Evans class! The typical, hello - how are you etc being there if the other needed it - and Cheering on our beloved Edison Golden Bears together, that was who Kathy and I were in High School. Fast forward to begining of 2013 - and I saw Kathy post that she needed anyone willing to just get tested - to keep her name active on the transplant list to please step up. I wrote her a message, for more information - On January 10th, 2013 - On April 10, 2013 I found out I am a perfect match - (Which brought joy to the day, I lost my Aunt!) On May 22nd we did full testing at the site, and we found out I had a stone - too big to take w/ the kidney - If I wanted to donate, I'd have to get rid of the stone on my own time and dime - We weren't going to let this stop us from helping Kathy - 3 lithotripsies, and an invasive surgery - I sitll had the stone - her health was still okay at the time - so it wasn't a rush - I wasn't ruled out Long story short - they let me donate and our Surgery went well on November 19, 2014.
I decided to start making items for Us - and thought my passion for creative items, and my passion for Donate Life - should some how cross paths - and hence - this corner of Everyday Image for gifts and memorobilia.