“‘I’m going to have teacher DNA in me….I’m going to have to be a teacher someday, and a good one.‘” These are the words of a 10-year old who will be receiving a kidney from a teacher at her school. To read more, click
Jewish people are traditionally wary of signing up to organ donation – but that may be changing.
Source: How Judaism’s definition of death can boost organ donations – BBC News
Twin girls, Bihn and Phuoc, suffered from a genetic disorder that made liver transplant the only option. After one of the girls received a liver from her father, Michael Wagner, their mother, Joanne, started a campaign to find a liver donor for their other daughter.
Upon hearing of this situation and recognizing that like himself, Michael was in the military, Kris Chung, a 19-year-old student at Kingston’s Royal Military College, knew what he needed to do. “Most people know what’s the right thing to do, deep down inside…It was something I had to do.”
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In 2012, Lisa Swanson’s son, Levi Schulz, was killed in a car accident. His heart was donated to Terry Hooper. Imagine hearing your dead son’s heart in another person’s chest. This is exactly what Lisa did. Click here to watch the video of Lisa and Terry meeting for the first time.