Honoring My Brother in Law George, an Organ Donor
On July 28, 2018, I lost my beloved brother-in-law George when he suddenly passed away. George was only 30 years old, and he was one of the best guys I knew - kind, caring, silly, and always had a big smile on his face. George left behind his wife Carey (my sister) and his two year old daughter, Ellie, along with many many family members and dear friends.
Despite how tough this loss is, our families have found much comfort in George's decision to be an organ donor, and we are so proud of him for making this selfless choice. As a result, George's corneas and leg bones were donated, allowing people to see and walk, and we understand his skin tissue may have also been used to help burn victims.
In order to honor George, his amazing life and his decision to help others through organ donation, I am teaming up with Donor Network West to raise awareness about the need for organ, eye and tissue donation at the Donate Life Run/Walk! This event will celebrate those touched by donation and honor the donors who have given the gift of life, like George.
Funds raised from the Run/Walk help provide education on organ, eye, and tissue donation through community outreach, research, clinical events and our annual Donor Family Gatherings. Each person touched by Donor Network West’s public education campaigns, who then registers as a donor, has the potential of saving 8 lives through organ donation and improving another 75 lives through tissue donation.
It’s easy to make a difference – just click the button to the left to make a donation. Any amount helps the over 11,000 people waiting for a life-saving transplant in Northern California and Northern Nevada.
I hope you will consider joining me in honoring George and the precious gift he shared with others.
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