Archive | April 2012
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April is National Donate Life month, and we have tried to focus on this important issue from many perspectives. Choosing to be a donor is a personal decision that everyone makes. There are countless stories of the important difference that the “gift of life” has made. As a wrap-up to Donate Life month we created […]
by Melody Brady, Kayson’s Grandma Duchesne, Utah On June 27, 2008 our daughter Shayna along with her 7-month-old son Kayson were on their way to Flaming Gorge in Utah. She stopped at Wal-Mart in Vernal, Utah to call me and ask where a few things were. About an hour later my husband Darren came and […]
by Hillery Byrd, RN Transplant Coordinator We were excitedly awaiting the birth of our first child. With 9 weeks left, my water broke unexpectedly and my oldest son, Alec, was born prematurely at 31 weeks gestation via C-section. He was perfect. He received APGAR scores of 8 and 9, respectively. He was breathing on his […]
Ethan Skacy grew up in Tuba City, AZ with his mom, dad, brothers and sisters. When he was 5-years-old, he was seen by the family physician because he had developed some growths on his elbows. They were removed. When Ethan was 10, it was discovered that he had familial hypercholesterolemia – or in other words, […]
When it comes right down to it, Donate Life month is about people. The people who receive this priceless gift and, of course, the givers. All organ donation is done anonymously, unless the donor’s family wants to share their experience and in some cases, meet the recipient. For Donate Life month, we wanted to share […]