We are a week and a half into the new school year and I don't quite feel like I have gotten into a routine yet, but I can see the light at the end of the tunnel. I should be able to pull it together in the next few days and get my life organized. Then I can really focus on my art.
You may remember a couple of months ago I mentioned that our friend Kevin had just received a kidney and pancreas transplant. It has been 10 weeks now and he is doing great. In fact, last weekend he participated in a 3 day, 100 km walk from K Country to Calgary. He is an inspiration. The reason I am telling you this is not only because we are so proud of him, but because the Kidney Foundation of Canada needs our support. Here is some information that may interest you:
"Canadians are facing an epidemic growth in kidney disease. The Kidney Foundation of Canada needs your financial support to meet the increasing need for programs, medical research, organ donation awareness programs and kidney health initiatives. Today, an estimated 2 million Canadians are living with kidney disease or kidney-related health concerns. Many are not even aware their kidney health is at risk. The Kidney Foundation of Canada is the only registered charity dedicated to helping people affected by kidney disease. The Foundation does not receive government funding. They rely on the generosity of funds generated from individual donors, corporate sponsors, clubs, association and foundations."
To donate to the Kidney Foundation of Canada, click here.
As important as donations are, please don't forget to become an organ donor. Organ donation saves lives. My friend Kevin is the perfect example of this.
Check out this blog. An old friend of mine has a little baby boy Chase who received a heart transplant about two weeks before Kevin received his transplant. After catching a virus that doubled the size of his heart and rendered it useless, Chase lived with a Berlin heart for several months before being given a second chance at life, thanks to a donor.
You can easily register online to become an organ donor. Click here for BC residents.
Speaking of donations, it is time for me to donate blood again. I try to do it a couple of times a year. It is an easy and very important way to help others. As they say: blood...it's in YOU to give.
I like to think of my blood type as my own personal motto: Be Positive!
Be well, everyone!!