Earlier this month, we were asked to be involved in a private meeting that was pretty spectacular. A few years ago, our friend Shelly received a very rare 4 organ transplant (liver, pancreas, small intestine and stomach). Shelly met the mother of her incredible donor (Miranda) for the very first time here at RHTH in the hours before our Family Reunion event and while they wanted it to be a private moment, they asked us to join them. In a pretty incredible twist, Miranda's mom Denise had also stayed here at RHTH as a transplant caregiver for another family member...so this one definitely felt like a family moment for us personally. One of our families giving the gift of life to another one of our families! What an honor...what a moment...what a day we shall never forget!❤️
Recipient Shelly In Her Own Words: "This is the beauty of organ transplant. This is the joy of meeting the family of your donor for the first time. I cannot put into words how wonderful yesterday was. PLEASE register to be a donor & make sure your family knows it. RHTH has been a huge blessing to both of our families and could also use your support to expand and continue to help make beautiful memories like the ones we created yesterday."
Miranda's Mother Denise In Her Own Words: "A truly heartwarming experience to meet Shelly and see first-hand the true meaning of The Gift of Life through organ donation. Hard to put into words how much this means to me. My daughter Miranda will Forever be in my heart and will live on in others. #BeMoreLikeMiranda....DonateLife"