As part of National Organ and Tissues Awareness Week , CJ*F along with the help of BC Transplant and the David Foster Foundation found 5 groups of very brave stories to turn into a simple awareness campaign for the cause.
This is just one of their true stories:
Tamara (left) writes, “I was 21 weeks pregnant, with Evanne (right), when it was discovered something was seriously wrong with her heart. I was 36 weeks pregnant when they listed her for a heart transplant. She was given no chance of survival if she was born without an available heart. Evanne managed to wait 5 weeks until her first heart was gifted to her. It was a beautiful heart that lasted almost 8 years, until Evanne had a sudden heart attack and lost 80% of her heart function and was once again, placed on transplant list. Amazingly, Evanne received her second gift of life, after just 2 weeks of waiting. The bravery of organ donation has allowed Evanne to experience many accomplishments and has allowed me the opportunity to be Mom to my best friend and the most beautiful soul. Without her selfless donor families, Evanne wouldn’t be here to lighten up a room, when she enters it. I am forever grateful.”
*It takes less than a minute to become a hero. Register today: organtissuedonation.ca