Currently, there are over 100,000 people waiting for a life-saving organ transplant.
For a decade, my work spouse, Jonathan “Doctor” Finger, was one of them.
Then, thankfully, miraculously, on March 16, 2010, he got the call.They had a kidney. His name was on it.
This episode is Jonathan’s story from the beginning – the diagnosis, the treatments, the devastation, the near death misses, the gift.
But it isn’t just Jonathan’s story.
Jonathan isn’t a hero – although, I could argue that he’s MY hero for making me mid-morning coffee in his Chemex each work day. However, his hero, Taylor, can’t speak for herself anymore. When she lost her life, she gave him his. And so…
It’s up to all of us to give her Proof of Life.
Happy anniversary, Jonathan.
xoxoxo, Your Infinitely Wise Host,
This episode was originally recorded (and accidentally deleted) on February 26, 2012 at Acry0nym’s kitchen table. It was re-recorded for good this time on March 4, 2012.
Remember kids: save early, save often. And don’t forget to back up.
FYI: Acr0nym lives within a block of a popular biker bar. Sorry about all the Harley noise, y’all.
For more information on topics mentioned in this episode:
Taylor’s Gift Foundation (includes a convenient online link directory to each state’s donor registry website – sign up to outlive yourself today)
9 News Story about Jonathan and Taylor’s Gift.
PS Living donation – blood, bone marrow, kidneys – is absolutely a possibility for many/most of us. Consider donating now when you can know the impact. I’m a regular living blood donor – type O negative – as well as a donor at the time of my death. If I thought anyone might want one of my kidneys, I would certainly give it up. I would have given it to Jonathan if I could have.