Editor Melissa Kory firstname.lastname@example.org
3:41 pm on Monday, February 6, 2012
I didn't know Jay, but in a way I feel like I do. My 63-year-old husband is one of very few people privileged to be on a heart transplant list. My husband, who turns 64 on February 9th, has been suffering for over two years from a severely damaged heart as a result of a massive heart attack in 2009. Two weeks ago, he was told he was so sick that he could not leave the hospital if he wanted to live. He now resides in Emory's CCU unit, waiting for a heart. This journey has been long and has made me realize, if I didn't before, how very precious life is. My heart goes out to Jay, his wife and children, his mother, father and any siblings. What a wonderful person Jay seems to have been, a real force on this earth. And now Jay lives on in others that benefited from one of the most tragic things that can occur in this life -- the death of a young, vibrant, energetic, contributing member of our earthly family. So much goes into being placed on a heart transplant list, but the one thing that everyone can do to help others is to become an organ donor. It seems that Jay was all about life, and now he lost his own, yet others can live. It reminds me of another that lost His life so long ago. Thank you Jay and Jay's family for giving the gift of organ donation. May Jay rest in peace. God bless.
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