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The Reason for the Season - Day 18

Merry Christmas!


When I had my surgery the surgeon chose to use donated bone and bone jelly (whatever that is) to replace where the tumor had eaten. After my surgery the doctor gave us paperwork for the tissue in the case that I had a problem. In looking it over I noticed that you can anonymously send a thank you letter to the family of the person who donated. It is kind of a weird feeling knowing that someone has passed and I am benefitting from that loss. I believe strongly in organ and tissue donation so I realize what a sacrifice this family made for me.

Anyway, today I sat down and wrote letters to both of the families who chose organ and tissue donation. For me it was bone, tissue and bone jelly... for someone else a heart or lung. I thought it was a wonderful opportunity to thank this family and acknowledge both their loss and the gift that they gave. That seems to me to be the true meaning of the season.

If you have interest in this cause you can go to this website to learn more.

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