This Cystic Fibrosis Mom’s Wish Proved To Be A Miracle

“It’s crazy that apathy can be allowed to cost so many lives”

Dear Readers,

How many of you are organ donors?

How many of you had to pull out your license to double check?

In England there’s a movement to change the law for life, which would require people to opt-out of organ donation rather than volunteer for it.

That movement picked up steam towards the end of October 2015, when the #HopeforMoore campaign drew attention to Ashley Harris Moore, a 33-year-old wife and mother with cystic fibrosis.

As profiled in the Mirror, Moore never thought she’d be on the receiving end of a lung transplant. Her health was quickly deteriorating when #HopeforMoore started, but it was always about getting more people to register to become organ donors, not necessarily to save Ashely’s life.

“The campaign would never be about finding a donor for me. It was about finding a positive from this situation, to help save other people’s lives in the future.”

Fortunately for Ashley, a donor for her was found just in the nick of time and she recently celebrated her first Christmas with her one-year-old son Emerson.

For the Moore family, it’s a story with a happy ending…but there are more families who won’t get to experience the same thing.

Why?

Because not enough people sign up to be organ donors.

Sincerely,

James Ernest Cassady


James Ernest Cassady

James Ernest Cassady

Though "Ernest" is a family name that's been passed down for generations, James truly earned his middle moniker when, at the age of five, he told his mother that "laughing is stupid unless EVERYBODY is happy." Since then, the serious little bastard has been on a mission to highlight the world's shortcomings (and hopefully correct them). In addition to his volunteer work at hospitals and animal shelters, James also enjoys documentaries and the work of William Faulkner. He is originally from Oklahoma.

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