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Celebrating 7th anniversary with @ilizas at #eldermillennial show! Rocking our #eldermillennial shirts. Greatful for what his donor has given us ( more time together to celebrate.) #doublelungtransplant #transplant #donatelife #unos #weddinganiversary #eldermillennialtour #funnightout.

I don’t get dressed up very often. Pretty much just for weddings and funerals. Today was definitely the much better of the two. I definitely have to say I look even better dressed up with the ability to urinate. 🤣 #kidneytransplant #kidneyrecipient #lookinfresh #gettingback #donorappreciation #donatelife #feelinggood

My kit came... have you ordered yours? @bethematch @jjs_legacy #donatelife

[ #whenigotthecall ]
"When I got THE CALL, I was a junior at Grosse Pointe North High School sleeping during study hall — because of too many sleepless nights worrying about my dad — when my teacher woke me up saying that she was going to walk me down to the office, where I would meet my twin brother and sister — who were freshmen at the time — to discuss a phone call they received about my dad. My heart broke right away, tears poured down my face. I remember looking at her and saying, 'Please just let me go back to sleep if you are taking me to hear that he lost his battle.'
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That walk straight down the hall seemed a mile long. When we got to the office, my mom's friend was jumping up and down screaming that a donor had been found and that we needed to get to @uofmichigan in Ann Arbor right away. Every emotion ran through my mind and body. I was terrified, ecstatic, nervous, anxiety filled, and numb all at the same time. I just started praying, right then and there. I did not know what else to do but to pray."

From @the_waitinglist guest contributor Shae McGarvah of Grosse Pointe Woods, MI. Her dad James received a bilateral #lungtransplant on April 23, 2010. (Photo courtesy of Shae McGarvah) #endthewaitinglist

Walk for PKD 2018! A cure is our finishline. #walkforpkd #donatelife #thankful

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But am I really though...? 🤔

Officially an organ donor #donatelife

Join us! My amazing friend puts on a benefit run with her sister every year and surprised me with the news that spenser and I would be this years beneficiaries😫😭 yes, I cried, and was yet again humbled by the grace of my friends and family and reminded that prayers ARE answered in their own due time. So come out and join us! It’ll be super fun and you can join the walking group with me!😉👍🏻 Refer to 3rd photo for details!😊 #turkeytrot #benefit5k #grateful #hearttransplant #heartsurgery #donatelife
HUGE THANKS TO @jdsgray!!!!!!

Keeping it simple for lunch after some pedal time with some steamed carrots and cauliflower dusted with Tajin, and cheese n green chile tamale thanks to my trusty steamer. Project Rolling Kidneys in full effect and turning the kitchen into a sauna. #exercisebike #biketrainer #projectrollingkidneys #bike #biking #healthy #fitness #weightloss #recovery #exercise #kidneydiseaseawareness #kidneydiseasesucks #kidney #kidneytransplant #kidneyfailure #cutenurses #shareakidneysavealife #spareakidneysavealife #lifeafterkidneytransplant #donatelife #nomnom #foodie #instagood #lunch #stillfat

♻️I did the scariest thing I could have ever imagined!!!!!🎢 on Sept 22nd
My Brother ended up in the ER and after all the tests they found he was In Full kidney failure. I knew I needed to get tested. 📈and there it was.... I was a match! I had to go through every and any test possible for the human body!!! And then at the end it felt like I was being “talked out of it” by all the dr and therapists. I just knew it was meant to happen. Sept 22nd we went in. I wasn’t nervous at all until we entered the surgical center and I LOST IT!!!! Long story short... it was the hardest thing but best decision I ever made!!! HAPPY KIDNEY DAY!!!!! #kidneydonation #kidneytransplant #kidneydonationssavelives #kidneydonor #kidneydonor #kidneyfailure #kidneydonationawareness #donatelifeamerica #donatelife #itwassohard #soworthit♻️

$7 from every purchase of this Share Your Heart Warmer goes to the American Heart Association! Http://moni221975.scentsy.us #americanheartassociation #donatelife #shareyourheart #healthyhearts #scentsycares

I’m so incredibly humbled by the results of our 10th anniversary Donate Life Family Fun Run ♥️ It’s an honor to work with such an amazing group of people & to represent this powerful mission ♻️ Cheers to teamwork, #secondchances & #infinitehope 🙌🏻
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#donatelifefunrun #donatelife #recycleyourself #10thanniversary #thellf #celebratelife #baltimorerunning #charmcityrun #runbaltimore

Me: “Adeline isn’t it beautiful”? Adeline: “Yesssss”! I’m so glad you get it baby. What a beautiful life we are blessed to live. I pray you never take it for granted. #betternotbitter #donatelife #biliaryatresia #lifeaftertransplant

Growing up, I stayed back at camp while my parents and friends hiked all over Yosemite Valley, including Half Dome. I felt sick walking in the valley at 4,000 feet. Days after my transplant, my dad and I talked about the vistas he would show me when I could finally travel to higher altitudes.
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I set the goal to hike Half Dome at least a year and a half ago. Last year I didn't get permits in the pre-season lottery and ultimately I was deterred by fires and poor air quality. Timing is everything. I don't think I would have been able to summit last year, but I was strong enough to do it this year.
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I am so grateful to my parents who gave me my love of nature and hiking. They inspire me to set goals and best of all they help me train for them. I’m grateful to the diseases I was born with that taught me to push past pain and not take anything for granted. My organ donor made all this possible. Their memory (in addition to their heart and lungs) pushes me forward any time I feel like giving up.

Last weekend I summitted Half Dome.
17 miles round trip. 4,800' elevation gain. 13 hours. 3.5 liters of water (no kidney failure, please and thank you).
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Climbing this mountain wasn't just about me. It was about showing that organ transplantation can be truly miraculous. I went from being unable to scale a staircase on 4 liters of oxygen to scaling an iconic peak. Just over two years since I was on my deathbed, I am thriving!

Putting this little guy to work...yes, it suctions. Haha!
No, but really, BEST purchase we have made so far. He has been playing with it for about 20 minutes. 🙌🏼
#noahstrong17 #donatelife #becauseofanorgandonor
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#biliaryatresia #stanfordchildrenshospital #livertransplant #transplantrecipient #liverrecipient #organdonation #hospitallife #babyboy #mylittleman #18months #18monthsold #sacramento #lifeaftertrantsplant

HB vision crossing the finish line of #donatelifefunrun being encouraged by his sweet brother. It was such an emotional day, and for such an amazing cause.

#donatelife #RememberingMalcolm #MightyMalcolm #TeamMightyMalcolm

"Everyone, meet Isaiah, the newest member of our family! Thank you to The Living Legacy Foundation of Maryland for the miracles you perform every day, but especially for the miracle you performed for our family on 9/9/18. We asked you to send a wedding invitation to the recipient of our Mom's organs; you delivered! Because of you, Isaiah, the recipient of our Mom's heart and lungs, was able to attend our wedding. Thanks to you, we were able to meet Isaiah, hug him, hear his story, listen to our Mom's heart, and welcome Isaiah to our family! Dreams come true!" -Cristy

#DonateLife #InspiredbyLife

If you ❤️ these photos please consider donating to organ donation awareness and education via the link in my bio! Thank you @thellf for another amazing run! .
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#donatelifefunrun #donatelife #donatelifeamerica #donatelifemaryland #baltimore #5k #bestfriendgoals #orioles #love #hearttransplant #transplantlife #stilltimetodonate

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