The Best Gift
I met with a scout this morning who is in the process of completing his paperwork to start on his Eagle Project. He mentioned that when he began thinking of ideas for his project, he wanted to find something that had meaning for him. When he learned that he could educate and encourage others to register as organ donors, he knew he had the right project. For him, this project has deep meaning; his dad had a kidney and pancreas transplant a little over 6 years ago.
Thanks to someone’s decision to donate organs, he will be able to spend Christmas with his dad tomorrow. That gift is far more valuable than anything else he or his family could receive.
He came in with his dad and, seeing them together, I was reminded of the importance of that decision to put a small, red “Y” on your driver license or ID card. During this holiday season, I wish you happiness and the opportunity to spend time with family and friends.
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