Season finale featuring Joseph Helfgot
Susan's kidney storyline
“New Kidney in Town”
Jake's organ donation
“These Arms of Mine”
The Ellen DeGeneres Show
Tara Storch Interview
The Nate Berkus Show
The Ogbuji Family
The NFL Today
Chris Henry Feature
The 5th Quarter
Maybe looking at that list you've probably seen one of the episodes or if we're friends on Facebook, you may have seen the one I shared from The Ellen DeGeneres Show's Tara Storch Interview. Either way, all are, in my opinion, stories of hope.
Now, Kevin and I decided to go because naturally we support Donate Life and we've got twin 4 yr olds... a sitter was available so we jumped on the chance to have an evening out. We didn't really have any idea of what was going to happen during the evening other than people getting these awards. Upon walking towards the Avalon Theater we notice lots of people, cameras, and a red carpet. How exciting! We had the option to walk the red carpet but we chose not. (I'm thinking maybe he wants to walk a red carpet when he's nominated for an Emmy, Golden Globe, or Oscar) We go inside and settle into our surroundings, get a drink, mingle a bit, talked with a few people, we sit down, and the awards ceremony begins...
In the back of my head I was wondering why there were tissues on every table.... within ten minutes I would soon learn why....
|me & my LVAD'er...on the red carpet afterwards.|
no lights, no camera, no action. just us.
You know if you're reading this and you're living with an LVAD, whether you're the caregiver or the LVAD'er, take a few minutes and visit the website or don't visit the website. BUT know that my spirits were lifted. To be there that night was for sure powerful... just being in the presence of so many inspiring families & people. I'm hoping it'll lift your spirits by watching or reading about the stories.
You should also know that it gave me more hope. It reminded me that our current situation is indeed temporary. That call for a new heart will come when the time is right......and when it does, you'll know because I'll be jumping for joy at the same time crying out of thanks to our donor family.
It's called hope people. It's called believing it will happen.
Where there is a will, there is a way.