Tuesdays with … August 24, 2015
Here’s your Tuesdays with…. update for those in need of a kidney transplant and their advocates. It is a short one this week. You could use the following information and email to family members, friends and post on your Facebook page and other social media outlets. You could also include additional information about your health, progress and other activities. If this is your first Tuesdays with… update, click here to learn how to use Tuesdays with… to expand on your Kidney Kampaign.
Are you familiar with The Starfish Story originally penned by Loren Eisley? It’s a short story filled with determination, giving and love to save a life. It’s a moving story I can relate to, and I felt it was poignant enough to share with you.
The Starfish Story
One day a man was walking along the beach when he noticed a boy picking something up and gently throwing it into the ocean.
Approaching the boy, he asked, “What are you doing?”
The youth replied, “Throwing starfish back into the ocean. The surf is up and the tide is going out. If I don’t throw them back, they’ll die.”
“Son”, the man said, “don’t you realize there are miles and miles of beach and hundreds of starfish? You can’t make a difference!”
After listening politely, the boy bent down, picked up another starfish, and threw it back into the surf. Then, smiling at the man, he said, “I made a difference for that one.”
As I continue to seek out a kidney donor, I am looking for the person who will make a difference for me. The person is determined, a giver, and they love the idea they are helping me. Do you know anyone with these characteristics? I would be honored if you would share my story, share The Starfish Story and provide my contact information to them.
(You could also provide some info about your health, dialysis, your energy level, something you and your family are doing together or an experience you’ve had at the transplant hospital.)
I am very grateful for the continued support I’m receiving from family members and friends and will continue to keep you up to date on my progress.
LKDN is offering two webinars on November 3rd & 4th. Both webinars start at 8:00 PM Eastern, 7:00 PM Central and 5:00 PM Pacific time. The webinar has two goals, to educate you about living kidney donation and to help you develop your Kidney Kampaign to spread the word by letting others know about your situation. Invite family or friends, (advocates,) who would or might like to help. To register for the Monday November 3rd webinar click here. To register for the Tuesday November 4th webinar click here. To learn more about the webinars click here.
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If you know someone else in need of a kidney transplant or would like to pass this on to your doctor or a dialysis/transplant social worker please provide him or her with this link:
Until next week, we wish you the best in your journey.