As I layed in a hospital bed in 2014 believing my last days here on Earth were near, I relied on a breathing machine and was painfully aware that any hope for a future to spend time with my wonderful family was quickly fading unless a donor was found that matched my blood type along with a number of other requirements.
After being on the national transplant list for little over a week and unable to breathe even with the help of a machine I accepted the fact that time was running out and said good-bye to this world, the next day I awoke with new lungs and a new chance to see my grandchildren.
While going through this process I realized that I was one of the fortunate ones that had checked into a terrific hospital with a terrific transplant team, health insurance, a supportive family and that I was blessed to receive organs in a timely manner.
Please help me to bless someone with your financial gift.
Robert J. Collier, Sr.