Help The Cause
One of the primary reasons I created this site was to raise awareness about heart failure, heart transplantation and organ donation. Organ donation saved my life and If my effort can help even one other person (and hopefully many many more!), then my goal can be reached. I greatly appreciate all of the personal support that everyone has been giving me and that helps me to keep moving ahead every day!
I would not be here today without the true gift of life given to me by the generosity of my donor and donor family. Currently, nearly 124,000 men, women and children are awaiting organ transplants in the US and this need continues to grow. You may not know that just one donor can save up to eight lives and can also save or improve the lives of up to 50 people by donating tissues and eyes. Check out Donate Life to learn more and to become an organ donor.
The first thing you can do to help is to become an organ donor and to spread the word about how organ donation can save your life, as it did for me. Donate Life is an amazing organization dedicated to that purpose and I ask you to support them in any way.
My story is also posted on the Donate Life Arizona liveonaz.org site where Arizona residents can register in my honor here. If you live outside of Arizona, please register using my Gatorheart National Registry Campaign page to register in my honor here.
You can also support the American Heart Association and they make it easy to donate directly on their website.
Every little bit helps and heart failure affects nearly 5 million Americans with hundreds of thousands of new cases reported each year. In many many cases, people are living with Heart Failure and don't even know it - which is another reason to make sure you see your doctor and continue regular check-ups.
American Heart Association
The American Heart Association is a national voluntary health agency to help reduce disability and death from cardiovascular diseases and stroke.