Anyone Can Make a Difference
In April, Neva and I made a trip to Arkansas. Sales calls planned around a Fund Raiser Golf Tournament. Life does not get much better than a sunny day in Hot Springs on a beautiful golf course like Hot Springs Village. But actually, I found life really can be better.
Neva and I have a special friend, Linda. She and her late husband, Mike, have been two great friends of ours since the early 1970’s. Our sons, Toby and Todd, looked up to Mike as that uncle that lets you do great things like drive a tractor, shoot clay pigeons, and catch fish from his pond. He was a Vietnam Vet and a man’s man by all standards.
Linda and Mike planned for retirement. Leaving Texas they bought a mountain top on the edge of Hot Springs and built a beautiful home. Then not long enough to enjoy the grandeur of the scenic panoramic views Mike’s time on Earth abruptly ended. But Mike had made a decision, a simple one to him. He opted to be an organ donor and tissue donor.
As Linda fulfilled Mike’s commitment as a donor she met other surviving spouses and families working to help share life. One of her endeavors as you might have guessed, is this golf tournament at Hot Springs Village. I met several organ recipients who told me their lives could have ended were it not for the likes of Mike and his family.
As survivors were recognized along with family members of those who shared life I quickly saw…life really can be better than a beautiful day on a beautiful course.
If my story about Mike and Linda
tugs at your sense of doing for others, go to www.donatelifeamerica.org to fully understand donation and about how you too might ‘share life’ or enhance or improve someone’s life.
Registering as an organ, eye and tissue donor is a very simple process. Just click on Register Now and select your state, it only takes a minute. You may also register when you renew or change your driver’s license; just tell them you want to be a donor.
President of Truly Noble Services, Inc.