Transplant Receiver Invites Donor’s Mother To Listen to Her 13-Year Old Daughter’s Heartbeat
The one thing about being a parent is the ability to be selfless: To give up the things you want and need for the benefit of someone else.
13-year-old Taylor Storch tragically died in a ski accident in Colorado. Her parents made the difficult and selfless decision to donate Taylor’s organs to save the lives of others. The woman who received the gift of Taylor’s heart through a transplant welcomed her parents to her home to allow them to listen to their daughter’s heartbeat.
We cannot live only for ourselves. A thousand fibers connect us with our fellow men; and among those fibers, as sympathetic threads, our actions run as causes, and they come back to us as effects.
― Herman Melville
While we used wrap/ring slings/carriers about 12 hours a day when my son was an infant, they are still a
If I could have written a letter to myself before we started the international adoption process, here are some things