For the person facing the need for transplant, they know -every day -they are thankful to be alive. And the pray they will receive that transplant call and all will go well. Even after transplant, they are thankful for the Gift of Life and a second chance.
At this time of year, I tend to get more nostalgic and think about my brother who passed. I think about what life, for both he and myself, would be like if he received the Gift of Life. But, I cannot dwell on what will never be, but I can certainly understand and almost feel, both sides of the fence.
Gift of Life Organ Transplant Awareness Bracelet (B210)
I honestly believe those faced with transplant are exceptional people. For some reason, they were chosen to be faced with this path in life. Some sadly, leave this world and become guardian angles and teachers of just how valuable life is and to never waste it. And those that do receive the Gift of Life, truly embody their second chance at living a full, happy life and in making a difference. I happen to have been blessed with meeting one of these special people. Her name is Joanne Schum.
After my brothers' passing, I started a charity in his memory and had read a local newspaper article about a woman who had just had a lung transplant, due to cystic fibrosis. I did a little research, found how to contact her and mailed her a letter and invitation to join the charity board. That was twelve plus years ago. Today, she continues to support any work I do that supports organ donation, transplant or lung transplant. It is, I, who has been given the gift -the gift of knowing her. I can only hope to make as much an impact as Joanne does in the transplant world.
It is all these thoughts, feelings and more that inspired this handmade awareness bracelet design. The Gift of Life Organ Transplant Awareness Bracelet (B210) is the perfect design to celebrate your transplant or to give as a gift to someone who has had a transplant. It is a design that speaks volumes, but has no voice.
This timeless treasured design features our signature combination of emerald green Swarovski Crystals, white Swarovski Pearls, Bali beads and prominently centered in the design is a sterling silver gift box bead. I feel it tells a story, just like the well known Pandora bracelets do, but with a single bead. A gift. Finished with a sterling silver awareness ribbon charm and our signature jewelry tag. Because this awareness bracelet has such special meaning, it will only be made in limited quantity.
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