UPDATE AS OF OCTOBER 4, 2014: Elyzabeth passed away peacefully this morning in the presence of her daughter. Her family was able to donate her eyes so someone will be given the gift of sight thanks to Elyzabeth’s generosity.
Elyzabeth's Life Message: "Everyday is a New Beginning. Take a deep breath and start again"
Before Elyzabeth died, our goal was to raise awareness about organ donation and set a goal of registering 100 people. Since her death in October 2014, we have now tripled that number. Elyzabeth would have been thrilled. I am proud to be able to carry on in her memory. Here is her story: I had just begun a new career as a realtor…life was looking good! In a matter of 3 short weeks, I went from being able to breathe on my own to now being on oxygen for the rest of my life – and no one could tell me how long that would be. All I remember the doctor saying to me was…”the only way out is a lung transplant!” I felt as if my entire world was crumbling and there was nothing I could do to stop it!....This life change brought me new perspective. It helped me see what was really important in the big picture…and I was reminded once again that there are no endings simply “New Beginnings”.