I was given a second chance at life when I received a kidney transplant, from my mom. After just over a year of dialysis in hospital and at home I was set free from the tubes, exhaustion and difficult diet and given my life back. I have now been given a chance at a real life, an amazing life; I have married an incredible man, we have purchased our home, travelled together and I now have an amazing career. Organ and tissue donation awareness is extremely close to my heart because there are over 4,300 Canadians on the donor wait list, with 80% of them waiting for a kidney. Whatever I can do to lower those numbers and have Canadians take a second look at how lucky they are to have their health, I will! Please take a moment to register your consent as a donor. We don't want money. Just remember, by registering your consent to donation you can save eight lives, and many more will benefit. Whether you do it for me, for a family member, for a friend or to change the life of another, THANK YOU! You leave behind an amazing legacy of a hero.