Birthdays are gifts! Another year of the most precious gift of all – life! Growing up with kidney disease in the family made the joy of a birthday abundantly clear to me. When we were three little girls, little did I know that both of my sisters would battle kidney disease. Today is my sister, Janice’s birthday and I humbly give thanks for the miracle of organ donation. Seventeen and a half years ago, a family did the greatest and most difficult thing during their sorrow: at the time of their child’s death, they donated their child’s organs. Janice was the lucky recipient of one of that child’s kidneys.
Without it, I may not have sisters to eat cake with and give thanks for the wonderful joy of living! Celebrate birthdays! Always remember to eat cake, laugh and live!