Kate Grubbs of Pickerington, OH
Just over 12 years ago I was given my life back when my youngest brother heroically became my kidney donor! Without his selflessness I would not be here today, to see my only child graduate from high school in June. Without his gift of organ donation I would not be preparing for a future full of exciting times with my daughter, and family, as she moves forward to college, and on to a wedding, birth(s) of grandchild(ren) and many more memories that all mothers dream of. I have also been given the opportunity to share my store with the high school health classes at my daughters school. To watch the girls faces as they find out that they know some one who is a transplant recipient and then to hear their stories, of pride, as they have recently become organ donors when they got their drivers license; the experience seems to become more important now that they know it is so crucial. My brother and I are living healthy, active and exciting lives--on his kidneys--thanks to organ donation! I encourage you to give the gift of life, too. Someone out there is waiting for you to change their life forever!