Monday, September 22, 2008

Have a heart


Back in June I mentioned that my new friend Jihan (who invited me to her lovely book club in L.A.) needs a new heart (my guess is the girl wore out the old one with much use) and was waiting to get on the transplant list. As of Sept. 12, she made it on the list! A heart transplant is something no person can undergo alone. She needs your prayers and good wishes. And also your financial support. The National Kidney Foundation estimated (back in 1998) that the first-year costs for a heart transplant are $311,000.

Please go to the National Transplant Assistant Fund and donate whatever you can afford. I can guarantee you it will go to help a good, kind person. Please give and please feel free to spread the word and shoot the URL (http://www.transplantfund.org/) around the Internets.

5 comments:

Lisa said...

I can think of no better cause than helping to save a life. Thank you for sharing this Carleen. What a lucky new friend Jihan has in you.

Demon Hunter said...

This is definitely a worthy cause, Carleen. Thanks for sharing this with us. :-)

Jihan, what a beautiful name!

Lisa said...

I meant to say, how lucky Jihan is to have a new friend in YOU!

Jihan said...

Wow Carleen, this is just so overwhelming! I am so blessed and humbled. My doctors are astonished by how I'm defying all that they know how I SHOULD BE doing, as opposed to how well I AM able to go on with my life. I believe that God has something special He wants me to do. And I hope that part of that mission is showing people to NEVER give up. To always appreciate and focus on the important things in life like love, honor, integrity and joy. Thanks again, I can never thank you enough.

Sustenance Scout said...

What a great site, Carleen. Thanks for introducing us to Jihan, too. Be sure to keep us posted on her progress, K.