As some of you may recall from a previous post (A parent’s call in the darkness), I told you about a friend of mine whose infant son is in desperate need of a heart transplant to keep him with us.
Almost a month and a half later, I am happy to report that Joe is still fighting, refusing to give up, but am sad to say that he is still waiting for a donor.
Word is getting out, though, and even if Joe cannot be helped in time, his parents’ efforts to raise awareness of the need for organ donors (including this YouTube video) is having an impact.
Like this recent report on Global TV News: Parents Pin Hopes on Heart Transplant
Or this retweet and plea from actress Shannon Elizabeth:
Or this message of support from Grey’s Anatomy star Ellen Pompeo:
And of course, the continued love and support from hundreds of people worldwide.
Please do what you can to support organ donor registry in your area. None of us may be in a position to help Joe directly, but we can all do something to help other families going through the same turmoil and fear.
Please reblog this post to help spread the word. Joe and his family (and I) will be ever so grateful.
Joe and his twin sister