Tonight I am praying for a family that is very dear to ours. I don't know their names, but they mean the world to us.
One year ago today, a young child died. In the midst of their grief, that family decided to donate their child's organs to save the life of another child. One year ago this evening, I received a phone call at the hospital to let us know that they had identified a donor organ that matched Lauren. We had been waiting for nearly seven months to receive that phone call.
Tomorrow, we will celebrate Lauren's life with a new strong heart. Tonight, I grieve for the family that is remembering the anniversary of their child's untimely death.
Thank you isn't enough.