Blog2020-03-20T17:31:47-05:00

Create a Pandemic of Caring

CREATE A PANDEMIC OF CARING What's Going On? College graduations, weddings, and major sporting events canceled. Dreams deferred or no longer possible. The COVID-19 pandemic reminds me of a far-fetched science fiction, not our current reality. Are you questioning your previously-held beliefs about the way the world is supposed to work? Do you fear [...]

By |March 21st, 2020|Blog Post|2 Comments

Organ Donation Movement Expands Nationwide

Organ Donation Movement Expands Nationwide Check out the following blog post for SODA: Student Organ Donation Advocates, the national organization my daughter Sara founded and nurtured since her freshman year at Washington University in St. Louis. In 2009, Sara helped my husband Ron and I decide to donate our eldest daughter Laura’s organs. Since then she’s [...]

By |August 11th, 2019|grief|0 Comments

The Gifted Life Podcast – Episode #107

In this Gifted Life Podcast, I enjoyed discussing how Laura saved the life of Trish O'Neill, a special education teacher in upstate New York. I emphasized that our family's organ donation decision -- on the worst day of our lives -- has helped our family create a sense of meaning from tragedy. I also describe [...]

By |May 3rd, 2019|Organ Donation, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Remembering Laura

Remembering Laura Each and Every Day ~ Exactly ten years ago today—on February 21, 2009—we were told what no parent should ever have to hear. “Your daughter has suffered irreversible brain damage. She is not responding to pain. She is legally brain dead.” The pediatric neurosurgeon’s words hit my brain, and I went numb. Our [...]

By |February 21st, 2019|grief, post-traumatic growth|0 Comments