April is National Organ Donation Month. Please see the LIfeShare Quartly News Letter for more information.
For over 40 years, LifeShare Of The Carolinas has been in the business of saving lives through organ and tissue donation. Designated by the federal government to facilitate organ transplants in southwestern North Carolina, LifeShare is the bridge between people who need transplants and the donors who make those transplants possible.
In support of LifeShare of The Carolinas, please consider registering as organ, eye and tissue donors. Details at www.DonateLifeNC.org/register.
Meet Skylar (shown above)
Meet Richard Cooper:
On November 11, 2009 , as I was celebrating my birthday, I received the GREATEST present of all. I received a call that a suitable donor liver was available for me! My liver came from a generous and compassionate donor family that gave me my second chance at life. I have experienced no ill effects of my transplant, and I am leading a very normal life. I feel like I am 18 years old again! Rich is married and has two daughters. He is also a volunteer assistant basketball coach for the Lake Norman HS boys varsity team.
Meet Bobby Height:
My career as an outfielder with the New York Yankees ended after a knee injury. In 2003 I was diagnosed with cardiomyopathy, which is simply an unhealthy heart. Little did I know that my body was killing me from the inside out. I needed a heart transplant! On October 22, 2007, I received 'the call' that a heart was available for me! I am now living a normal healthy life again. I am alive today because someone said, "YES" to the generous gift of donating life so that I might have a second chance in fulfilling my life's purpose. Now I live for two people – myself and my donor. Bobby is a married, father of two.