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Friday, 12 August 2016

A sentimental post

Bad and ugly news sells papers.  And hurts my head and my heart.  

When I came across the story of a bride being walked down the aisle by the recipient of her father's heart I loved it.    On so many levels.  I loved that the affected family donated the organs their father no longer needed after his murder.  And I loved the relationship which is growing between the heart recipient and the donor's family.

You can read/see the full story here

There IS still kindness and good in the world.  Which I at least need to remember.

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  1. heard about that too. So many good people still.

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    1. donna baker: There are, but they seem to largely fly under the radar.

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  2. I saw that story too. And like you its nice to be reminded of the goodness in the world.

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    1. Anna: It is lovely isn't it. And sad that we need the reminder.

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  3. As you know, I was moved, too!!

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    1. fishducky: I would classify anyone who wasn't moved as heartless.

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  4. that was a story that brought me to tears, for all the right reasons.

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  5. It was a great and moving story. One of our best friends lives because of a donated heart, so as the saying goes; Donate your organs. Heaven knows they are needed here.

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    1. Andrew: Definitely. And a way to bring hope to lots from one tragedy. Classic ripple in the pond stuff.

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  6. Great story, why don't we hear more inspiring stories on our news.
    News doesn't always have to be bad.
    Merle..................

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    1. Merlesworld: Bad news/ugly news/frightening news sells. Which is wrong. And sadly our politicians use it to forward their causes.

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  7. There is good, I still see and feel it despite the not-so-good always trying to be in the spotlight.

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    1. mail4rosey: My head knows that there is good, but gets overwhelmed by the bad. I don't think I am alone either.

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    1. Strayer: Did cause a lump in this person's throat, and a bit of moistness around the eyes.

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  9. There still is MUCH kindness in the world and that's a wonderful thing.

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    1. The Happy Whisk: Isn't it. Really, really wonderful.

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  10. It is an amazing story on every level. Such a gift to the recipient and then his gift to the daughter! She could feel her father's heartbeat again. Incredible! A call to sign the organ donor card for sure!

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    1. Marie Smith: I am so glad that others are as moved as I was. A gift which keeps on giving for sure...

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  11. I must admit I shed a tear when I saw that story. I'd only a day or two earlier said to Phil "I must stop watching the news as all they seem to deal in is sensationalism, the worst the better." Then this story came along and it lightened my heart. That lass made a beautiful bride too and that man looked so proud to be walking her down the aisle.

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    1. Mimsie: Wasn't it lovely? Really lovely. I have largely given up on the news. I can't cope with it.

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  12. Wow. I mean, how beautiful is that? I got teary reading it because there is good out there. There is.

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    1. Birdie: Sentimenalists of the world unite. And celebrate the good. Hugs.

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  13. I loved that story, too, EC - it was in our morning paper the other day. There really are more good people in the world than the other sort!

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    1. Alexia: Logically I know that, but the others get a great deal more attention.

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  14. Saw that story on the news a few times and it brought me to tears every time. I am proudly an organ donor. Seeing her rest her head on his chest and knowing she is hearing her fathers' heartbeat? Well, wow, just wow...

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    1. 1st Man: Wow doesn't begin to cover it does it? And yes, I am an organ donor too.

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  15. I saw the image of the bride with her hand on her father's donated heart, well on the chest that now holds it, and I felt awed that she had him walk her down the aisle, so her father could 'be' there.

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    1. River: I melt thinking about it. I am glad that she had the idea, and so glad that the recipient agreed.

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  16. I sometimes wonder who has my brother's heart. When he died in 1983, mum donated everything but his eyes. She said she didn't want to be walking down a street anywhere one day and see M's eyes looking at her.

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    1. River: The smaller portion doesn't want to donate anything. I am happy for them to take anything which might be useful, but I can see where your mother was coming from. And yes, I would always wonder where the organs had gone, and hope that they had changed lives.

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  17. That is a beautiful story. I am a proud organ donor, but in Sweden, it is very confidential who gets the organs.

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    1. CrimsonAnna: It is in Australia too. It is a truly lovely story though.

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  18. Such a beautiful story among all the deaths and terror that fills news these days.

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    1. Olga Godim: Isn't it? We need to hear more positive stories.

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  19. That is the most wonderful story Sue. Tears are falling

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    1. Margaret Adamson: I wonder whether the family realises just how many tears have been shed? I am so impressed at the way that they turned their own tragedy around.

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  20. Hi EC - I hadn't heard about that - but can quite believe it and what a wonderful way of continuing on her father's life with her new husband and life ahead ... and how great the recipient's family could share and know their father/ husband etc had been given another opportunity ... wonderful to read about - cheers Hilary

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    1. Hilary Melton-Butcher: It is a truly lovely story isn't it? On so many levels.

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  21. This is the news more people should be hearing not all the bad stuff. That is what is wrong with this world. Thank you. Hug B

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    1. Buttons Thoughts: It is powerful and beautiful. And yes, we need more of it.

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  22. That's both heartbreaking and heartwarming. Always glad to hear about the good things.

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    1. Mason Canyon: I am so impressed at the way they turned their own tragedy into a positive new beginning for so many people.

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  23. What a lovely story - I cried a little when I read it. Lovely.

    I think there is more good in the world than bad - I'm always looking for it, too.

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    1. Lynn: So many of us have cried happy tears with and for this family...

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  24. I will smile through tears the rest of this day as I think of this wonderful story. Sad but joyful.

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    1. Granny Annie: I first saw the story sometime last week. It has brightened many days since then.

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  25. I wish we heard more about the nice things people do.

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  26. I have read this story several times and each time it has brought tears yo my eyes. Goodness does that.

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    1. Starting Over, Accepting Changes - Maybe: I have wept several times too. Happy tears. Grateful tears.

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  27. Thanks, we do need to hear more of the good stuff! It gets lost in the doom and gloom.

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    1. Alex J. Cavanaugh: Given the number of people who are enjoying hearing the good stuff, I wonder why we don't see more of it. I think we need it.

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  28. I red about that, too. And yes, we need to concentrate on the beauty in the world rather than the awfulness. This story has both, though.

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    1. DJan: I think the family turned their awfulness into beauty. And I thank them. So much.

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  29. Oh my, thank you for sharing this story with us. Incredible and very touching.

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    1. DeniseinVA: I loved it, and am so glad that others do too.

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  30. It is a wonderful story. I loved it. We are seeing more vignettes like this; family meeting recipients. Powerful.

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    1. Joanne Noragon: Powerful and beautiful. I believe that family is discouraged from meeting recipients here. I hope it becomes possible (if both parties want it).

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  31. That is a beautiful story. I think people are basically good, but easily swayed by all the bad news that bombards us constantly.
    R

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    1. Rick Watson: I think you are right, and wonder what would happen if we were bombarded with the good things.

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  32. Very nice story. Everyone should be a donor. When we die there may still be some useful parts so why not give them to someone in need? We certainly don't need them anymore.

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    1. Jono: I agree. I am not sure which (if any) of me will be useful, but am happy for any/all of it to be used.

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  33. Beautiful story! It seems that the good news in our world routinely takes a back seat to violence and horror. Thanks for sharing this uplifting story. And God bless those two lovely people and their families. They are living the answer to the world's woes!

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    1. Molly Bon: Kindness and generosity cross so many barriers don't they?

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  35. WHOA! I would SO have done that myself, and the man walking her down the aisle had a million reasons to be smiling.

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    1. lotta joy: Isn't it lovely. And everyone had reason to smile.

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  36. When I saw that story in our newspaper, it made me boo-hoo, too. I think the "heart story" touched ALL of our hearts.

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    1. Susan: Of course it did. I would despair of anyone who wasn't touched.

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  37. This is just the kind of story I needed to read today. Thank you so much. How wonderful to read about kind hearts.

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    1. Myrna R.: I think it is the kind of story that we all need. Every day.

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  38. This is heartwarming - and if we look we can find many of stories like this. We just need to keep our eyes and hearts open - there is so much love in the world. Let's concentrate on that.

    The hate filling up my own (new) country is scary, and most scary is that one of the presidential candidates seems to celebrate it and people thrive on it. Disgusting. Decency is becoming rarer, it seems.

    But then there is so much kindness and love as well. As I said, let's concentrate on that.

    Thank you for your uplifting story.

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    1. Carola Bartz: I think all of us need to focus on the positives. The love, the generosity, the kindness... It certainly couldn't hurt, and would probably help.

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  39. That's so incredibly touching...beautiful story, it's liftedmy day too, thank you sweetie Xx

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    1. All Consuming: One family's private sorrow, which they turned into joy which has touched the world. I love it. And am so grateful to them.

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  40. One article showed a video of her putting her hand on his heart and saying it was her father's heart. She sort of cried and so did I.

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    1. Practical Parsimony: So many of us leaked.

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  41. Thank you for the reminder that good people still exist. We are bombarded by bad news every day with only occasional leakage of the wonderful deeds which go on all around us - mostly unsung and shrouded in silence.

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    1. River Fairchild: These are the songs which SHOULD be sung aren't they? Loudly.

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  42. That was such a heartwarming story. Wish they would publish more like this. Sad that they won't because violence sells.

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    1. mxtodis123: Seeing the way people are responding to this, I wonder why there aren't more heart-warming stories shared...

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  43. That is one of the most beautiful things I've read in a long time. Thank you for sharing.

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    1. Sandra Cox: I thought it was amazing too. And still days after I first came across it, I am moved to tears.

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  44. This is extremely moving, EC. I'm sitting here unable to keep the tears mopped up. What a wonderful thing. Thank you for passing it on.

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    1. jenny_o: Tears here too. Isn't it lovely? We need more of it. Much more.

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  45. You know my feelings on bad news. Thank you for bringing some hope.

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    1. Martin Kloess: I am more than happy to share the beauty that this family created out of darkness.

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  46. Oh I blubbered and cried my eyes out when this was on the news. It is a beautiful connection!

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    1. Ginger Dawn Harman: Truly beautiful. And something which has moved so many people to happy tears...

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  47. Yes, I saw that a couple of days ago and was moved deeply by it.

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  48. I saw that story posted on Facebook. Such a beautiful story. I had a dear friend who had a heart transplant when he was 40 and the donor was only 18 and had been killed in a motorcycle accident. My friends said he used to think about him all the time and wonder about his life.

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    1. Kathleen Valentine: I suspect that all transplant recipients wonder about the donor's lives. I suspect that there is gratitude, and perhaps some guilt. Do you know whether your friend felt that way?

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  49. Aw! Thank you for sharing <3 *sniffles*

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  50. Dear EC, I saw that last night on TV and it made me cry, too. A wonderful, heartwarming story in the midst of such world strife. I still believe in the goodness of the human spirit, but sometimes it's hard to remember.

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    1. Carol: Wasn't it lovely? Really, really lovely. And it is nice to be reminded of the intrinsic kindness of lots of us.

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  51. Actions which bring kindly words and tears, are a honeycomb, sweet to taste, wholesome to the body. Wonderful story.

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    1. Vest: We need more of it don't we? Much more.

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  52. Believe in goodness and you will find it. Thanks EC.

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    1. Spacer Guy: Goodness seems to be 'quieter' than the alternative, but it is there. Which is lovely.

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  53. Lovely. We need so many more stories that warm and touch the heart in this world.

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    1. Rasma Raisters: We do. We need to hear them, we need to make them.

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  54. I saw this and loved it too. We need more happy news and stories. :)
    ~Jess

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    1. DMS ~ Jess: We need many more happy news and stores. To live and to learn about.

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