Superheroes are at the forefront of our society today. Guardians of the Galaxy 3 is the biggest movie of the summer. There are always water cooler conversations taking place at offices across America about who is the best hero.
In Gather’s office, that ranges from Luke Skywalker, to Iron Man, to Harry Potter. Fictional heroes impact us, inspire us, and entertain us every single day.
However, many real-world heroes receive their roses after they pass away.
At Gather, we see this every single day on the Remember Pages that our funeral home customers create. We love reflecting on the memories shared and seeing just how many lives these people have impacted in a special way.
There are other great stories out there also, such as World War II heroes like Gail Halvorsen. He was known as the “Berlin Candy Bomber.” Take a moment to read about these incredible heroes and the lives they had a positive effect on:
Unfortunately, every day there are unsung heroes that go unrecognized every single day. There are heroes out there that are literally saving peoples’ lives. These heroes have affected my life tremendously, and one day might affect yours. These heroes are organ donors.
5 years ago, my sister was 30 years old with heart failure. A hero (a registered donor) came into her life, and my sister’s life was saved through a heart transplant.
Long story short, I sit here today waiting for my own hero as I sit on the waiting list for a liver transplant.
As every minute passes by, I’m always reminded that 1 out of 5 people pass away before being able to find a liver donor. According to Donate Life America, a person is added to an organ transplant list every 9 minutes.
Through Donate Life America, you can register to be an organ, eye, and tissue donor. There are also ways to contribute financially as well. To learn more about Donate Life America, please visit their website today.
If you’re an iPhone user, you can also register as an organ donor directly on your phone.