You are dead and long gone, but a dozen people in the world are living because of you.
Your eyes are helping a young boy ravished by diabetes and macular degeneration, see.
Your heart is beating for a veteran that needed a new one.
Your kidneys are savings thousands of dollars for an impoverished single mother.
And your lungs are helping a child breathe easier, beating the lung cancer he got from 2nd hand smoke.
All happened because, you, the one person whose tissue matched, made it possible to reach beyond the grave and touch people’s life.
Every year thousands of people receive the gift of life when they get a life-saving transplant such as a kidney, a liver, or intestines. Most organs for transplants come from deceased donors. Did you know that…
123,318 people are waiting for an organ
21 people will die each day waiting for one
1 organ donor can save up to 8 lives
which explains the transplant waiting, list, how to become a donor, the process of organ matches, and how to sign up in your sate.
By training, I am a American Board Certified Pediatrician. But in my younger years I grew up with natural alternatives. As a mom I have tried to incorporate both for my kids and it has worked wonders. And finally, as I am studying natural & alternative medicines, I realize the beauty and wisdom of living closer to earth. Hence in my practice I integrate both...for acute ailments I follow American Academy of Pediatrics recommendation but for simple and/or chronic conditions I prefer natural alternatives.
In western training we were raised to think that "health is the absence of symptoms and problems". But eastern sensibilities has educated me that "Health is state that allows one to use the full capabilities of their body, mind and intellect. Therefore, healthy living is a balanced state of well being: physically, mentally, socially and spiritually." This implies that healing is not a "one-pill-fits-all", but a personalized experience.