Mar 26, 2009

Natasha Richardson, A Good Example to Follow

Like many, I was struck with the passing of the screen and stage actress, Natasha Richardson...wife of Liam Neeson, and mother to Michael, 13, and Daniel, 12.

It is always hard to see someone die, but especially hard when the person is young like Natasha was...only 45, and leaves behind children that are just entering their teen years...not to mention a husband after being married only about 14-15 years. And thinking of Venessa Redgrave, what mother ever wants to live to see the passing of their child? And to top it off, the circumstances of the death were so strange...a simple fall while skiing on a learning slope.

Though this blog is about keeping our bodies healthy, it's not such a bad thing to be reminded that life is short, and that we should treasure each day and make sure that we're ready to face the hereafter...for me that is having my life lined up with what the Bible teaches and my heart cleansed by what Jesus did for me and all who believe on the Cross.

I was impressed when I read that some of Natasha's organs were going to bless others with the gift of improved life through organ donation. My husband and I agreed long ago that we would like to do this, as far as we're concerned, any part of us is "up for grabs" when we leave this mortal body and head to our new home.

While there are many sites on the web related to organ donation, I thought I'd point you to the government site, OrganDonor.gov.


Updated 3/19/16

6 comments:

  1. It is quite a tragedy, but great to know that Natasha will be helping some of the more than 100,000 people nationwide waiting for lifesaving transplants. I do work with Donate Life Illinois and we're working to get the word out about the importance of the issue during April, National Donate Life Month. Thanks for showing support and calling attention to this crucial issue.

    You might also enjoy this recent video we pulled together about organ donors - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UrEsE6riIVc

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  2. Scott,

    Thank you, I added the video to the post and appreciate what you, and others like you, are doing.

    Thanks for stopping by,

    Claudia

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  3. I, too, am an organ donor. I think the site you're referring to is: www.organdonor.gov

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  4. Thanks for the information, Claudia. It is a good time to be reminded of the brevity of life. Organ donation is one way to give someone a bit more time.

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  5. I, too am sadden by her death. Organ donation is an awesome program.

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  6. Hi Beverly, Debra, and Betty,

    So glad to hear so many are positive about donating their organs...yes, Bev, you're right, I had the link right, but the spelling for "donor" wrong...all fixed.

    Have a great week!

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