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Don’t waste your breath

There are so many phrases related to breathing.

We catch our breath. We gasp for air. We mutter under our breath. We hold our breath with anticipation. We refer to something as a “breath of fresh air.” We’re so busy that we don’t have time to catch our breath.

I can’t catch my breath. But what if this last phrase were true?

I want to share a story with you. A friend’s husband is waiting for a new set of lungs, and she wants to raise awareness for organ donation. Tonight, CBC will run an interview with her at at 5:30 and 11:00pm.

I realize that deciding to become an organ donor is a very personal decision, and I’m sure you’ve thought about it. Maybe you’ve signed the back of your driver’s lisence, or maybe you’ve registered with a provincial or state organ donor registry.

But in case you are sitting on the fence, you might be interested in Sarah and Keith’s story.

If you’re interested, here are some links:

Today’s interview in the local newspaper: http://www.insidehalton.com/news/article/1569963–waiting-to-take-a-breath

Sarah’s blog: http://thedailybreaths.blogspot.ca/

Facebook page “Lungs for Keith to breath” : https://www.facebook.com/pages/Lungs-For-Keith-To-Breathe/145060088982916?ref=stream (almost 1300 “likes in a few days)

Register to become an organ donor in Canada: https://beadonor.ca/

Don’t waste your breath.