THIS IS WORTH THE READ & MIGHT CHANGE YOUR LIFE!
I know some of you have seen a few of these pictures posted by me before, however there has been a new development. As many of you know, my father Paul received a double lung transplant 5 years ago as of tomorrow and is still in good health due to to the forward selfless thinking of his donor Ian Heidemann (pictured twice) who tragically passed away at age 22 5 years ago today Valentine’s Day. These 2 days have aways been bitter sweet for my family as we celebrate my Dad ‘s 2nd chance at life, but simultaneously morn the Heidemann Family’s loss and Ian’s passing. My wife and I dedicated a portion of our wedding 2 years ago on Valentine’s Day to speaking about and remembering Ian & his gifts which saved & enhanced 6 lives and also gave Donate Life Bracelets & Calendars to all wedding guests.
HERE IS THE MOST AMAZING THING!!! Ian’s Heart recipient is now also in need of a kidney transplant & Janis Burns Heidemann who is listening to her son’s lungs inhale & exhale inside of my father’s chest has volunteered her kidney to the same person who received her son’s heart and she goes through the final round of blood testing TODAY to see if she is a match. Again, this TODAY is the 5th anniversary of her son’s passing and his life saving gifts. LET IT SINK IN. The Heiedemann Family new none of us before their son’s sudden and tragic accident when he passed. If things go through, the heart recipient will be given another chance and gift of continued life from two separate members of the same family this 2nd time through living donation!!! UREAL INSPIRATION IS ALL AROUND US DAILY, BUT THIS ACT OF KINDNESS & SELFLESSNESS LEFT ME TRULY SPEECHLESS YESTERDAY & IS AT A WHOLE OTHER LEVEL! HAPPY Valentine’s Day Ian! You are missed, but not forgotten and I didn’t even know you personally, but your legacy LIVES ON in so many!!! HEIDEMANN’S, GOD BLESS YOU ALL!!!
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