Today is the day I wrote to my organ donor family. Something that I have been wanting to do for a while now and now that it is done, I just hope I have said what I have wanted to say in the best possible way so that the organ donor family know that more than anything else, this is a gift that I will cherish forever.
Suffering from a long-term illness with no end in site often makes you wish for a better future that you feel will never arrive. It is like feeling dead in the water or feeling as though you are sinking like a flower in a fountain.
The flickering light is burning out and the energy to carry on is slowly being drained away. Then the realisation that we cannot give in for the sake of our family hits hard. It becomes our norm and we cannot even think of life without our illness. Everybody’s normal is different and the journey we are on is somehow chosen for us. However, if we take a minute to breathe and think back to other difficult situations, it is human nature to carry on and, carry on we do.
At the end we have to thank and think, where would we actually be without our organ donor family?
Writing my letter of gratitude came to me like a flowing waterfall and expressing my gratitude in many different ways, came naturally. However, I did think for a long time that I don’t quite know how to say how I feel. Those 2 words are said too much and they’re not enough, but what more is there than saying “Thank You”?
When I think of my organ donor family, it is a mixture of happiness and sadness. I am a lucky man with fire in my hands ready to step out and conquer the world, but how must they be feeling? They have lost a loved one. Someone’s brother, mother, son, uncle etc. We can just hope that we, as the recipient can give the organ donor family some comfort knowing that the organ from their loved one has changed the life of someone for the better and forever.
I just want to fly, I want to live, I don’t want to die and thanks to the selfless act of kindness of another, I can do this.
Stay strong, stay positive and thanks for reading.
Peace Love & Light