When I was just a young girl, I was diagnosed with a rare type of diabetes that made me severely obese. Last year a tragic accident occurred and I was called into the hospital. I was immediately taken into surgery where I received a pancreas. The surgery went well and I am just thankful that I received an organ.
I was so grateful that I have turned my life around. This young person's family, in a time of tragedy, saw the opportunity to give life to someone else. A tear comes to my eye as I write this. It was the best news of my life and now I have successfully changed my life.
Now I am living the life I had always wanted - with my husband, Mitch.
I have encouraged many of my close friends to donate and I have signed my whole family up to be donors.