My mom recieved this email last week from a nurse in South Carolina. I asked the nurse if it would be alright to share her thoughts. She agreed. Here is the message my mom recieved.
Subject: Bambi's Story
Date: Sat, 10 Apr 2010
I am a 29 year old RN who has spent my entire (nearly 10 years now) nursing career working in critical care. Even as a child I can remember being so sure that I wanted to be an organ donor. After seeing the things I've seen.....I know this with every fiber of my being and to the deepest root of my core! And I shout it from the roof tops to ANYONE who will listen! I have been on every single side of the coin there is to imagine....care for a pt. going for organ donation, care of organ recipients, and a family member of a patient who needed an organ. In all my preaching and shouting and not understanding of decisions to not donate.....emotions ALWAYS run high. But I must tell you...It was only recently that I happened across Bambi's story. I have watched so many times....and yet, can NEVER watch without tears for that precious baby and dedicated husband. Truely a God send! I post Bambi's story onto my FaceBook page every few months. The responses are ALWAYS positive with a certain somberness. I immediately tell those people to go to the website and register with LifeShare of the Carolina's! I just wanted to say thank you so very much for sharing something so personal and moving! If I can't watch without crying it's very difficult to even begin to fathom what it must be like in your shoes. THANK YOU....thank all of you! Thank you for being bold, thank you for being honest, thank you for being enlightening, thank you for opening your pained hearts to strangers, thank you for Bambi! WHAT an AMAZING woman! The world will NEVER forget her now....thanks to your openness! I truely, just wanted to say THANK YOU!
Yet another soul touched by Bambi!
Katrina Wade RN
Thank you for sharing your thoughts Katrina! It is a blessing to know that Bambi's Stry is still out there touching people's lives and impacting communities!