I never thought that I would survive a massive heart attack, have a life saving device put in place to help my heart beat (LVAD) and ultimately receive a heart transplant. All within 2 years. I was born healthy; no heart disease in my family, so this has been a difficult reality for me to accept. I am a mother, a college student, a creative mind, and most importantly a survivor. I fought to live and never gave up. I was given a chance to life with a wonderful device called the left ventricular assist device (LVAD). This bridge to transplant was an amazing opportunity for me and one I will never forget. After two cold calls, a few days after Thanksgiving 2013 I received my gift of life - the perfect heart. Without my donor, I do not believe I would be here today sharing my story with you. Today I am alive. I love my donor and their family. Please register your consent to be an organ and tissue donor.
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Registering to be a donor is a serious reality. Before my life took a turn for the worst I never thought about transplants, although I was a donor and always wanted to give my organs, this just wasn't a major topic in the household. After thinking thoroughly about this reality I have come to realize that when we die, and we all will at some point, why not do right by donating? Want to make a wrong a right? Want to make a difference? Want to be a legacy? Be a donor. Do not let your organs go to waste. beadonor.ca and have this talk with your family today!