I have spent the last 4 years building the most beautiful memories with a girl so mighty and brave, so headstrong and determined, so full of absolute joy and life. I have spent the last 4 years with a girl who could have very easily passed away at 9 days old, or 13 days old, or 26 days old, or six weeks old. I have spent the last 4 years holding and loving my daughter Matilda because of organ donation.
Because a mother and a father chose to donate the organs of their son, in the saddest moment of their life, so that Matilda could live. So that up to 8 lives could be saved. So that other parents didn't have to suffer the way that they did.
Today is National Organ Donor Day. If you are not registered, if your children are not registered, to be organ donors, then please bring up the discussion with your family and visit LiveOnNY or Donate Life to learn more and save lives!