Helene Dances with Ellen
Several months ago, I read about a young woman in Canada who was waiting for a lung transplant. She made the news when she reached out to Justin Bieber on Twitter. She asked him to use his voice to encourage others to be organ donors. Justin Bieber came through and tweeted about organ donation. Helene then reached out to Ellen DeGeneres. Ellen surprised her by calling her via Skype.
The really great thing about Helene was her positive attitude. She didn’t let her illness get her down as she reached out to others in support of organ donation. Several weeks after receiving her lung transplant, she Skyped with Ellen again and talked about how great she felt and how thankful she was to her donor family.
She recently got to appear live on Ellen. Click here to see a video clip from that interview.
If you haven’t already registered as an organ, eye and tissue donor, please consider saying yes. Answers to frequently asked questions can be found at www.yesutah.org.
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