September 23 will be my first wedding anniversary. Sadly I will not be in Toronto with Chris indulging at gourmet restaurants and slumbering on luxury linens.
Instead, a group of us including Chris' family and some close friends will be walking as a team on that day in memory of Chris in the annual Be a Lifesaver Walk for Organ Donation Awareness campaign. Last year, Chris, his mom Janis, her dog Jeeter, and I walked for the first time. We had a great time, met some really nice people, and enjoyed a BBQ as well!
I urge you to consider organ donation and - most importantly - talk with your family about your wishes. Many people do not realize that their family's decision will be the final one regardless of what is indicated on their donor card or driver's license.
Please consider making a donation to team Carpe Diem Chris in memory of him and the incredible gift of life that organ donation can offer to the thousands of families still waiting.