Its that time of year again that we as a group of individuals can come together to save lives in our area!
2008 was a year that brought great sadness to our family. The passing of Ally on October 13th left a huge hole in our family's heart. However, we can honor Ally and all her smiles by taking one day out of our lives to help so many others in need of an organ donation!
Please help us continue our tradition of building a strong supportive team made of friends and family that can impact so many lives within our region!
Ally's story is just one of the hundreds that proved organ and tissue donation saved lives in 2008. Gift of Life Donor Program, the organ procurement organization for eastern Pennsylvania, southern New Jersey and Delaware, has diligently worked with area health care providers and families for more than three decades to facilitate donation and promote it as a life-saving means, and last year proved to be one of the most successful years.
In 2008, the gifts of hundreds of generous organ donors helped the Gift of Life coordinate thousands of life-saving transplants over the course of the year. This was able to take place because of those donors and their family members who looked past their own tragedies and chose to save or enhance someone's life, like Ally and many others.
Last year, Gift of Life also coordinated a record-setting bone recoveries, skin donations and cornea donations, among countless other tissue recoveries that will greatly improve the life of thousands of tissue recipients. While not as readily publicized as organ donation, these gifts are no less miraculous. Transplanted bone can help rebuild a damaged limb and save it from amputation. Donated corneas can restore sight, and burn victimscan receive donated skin to help them heal.
Today I'm asking you to think about the impact you could have by donating a few dollars or better yet,joining Ally's Angels April 19th in Philadelphia, PA.
Registration is $25.
SIgn up links are on Allys homepage as well.
Join our team page:
This year we have a very special t-shirt for you in memory of Ally!!!
As a group we can work together in the hopes that one day all patients who are in need of transplant receive their second chance at life.
Thanks for your time and consideration at saving more
lives in 2009. Shane, Jill, Ashley, & Ally