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Donor parents are using the AU vs. LSU game SATURDAY as a state and national platform to help accomplish their goal of raising awareness of organ, eye & tissue donation.
On November 30, 2015, a six-month-old LSU fan, John Clarke Perry, died from a vessel malformation in his brain. His parents generously donated his organs and a baby from Auburn received a heart transplant. The life of Davis Boswell, a five-month-old, was saved by the generosity of a donor and his family.
The families have met. John Clarke's parents presented a gift to Davis & his parents (Auburn fans)—it was a t-shirt for Davis that said “My heart bleeds purple and gold.” Jonathan joked that even though Davis will likely follow his parents in becoming Auburn fans, John Clarke’s heart, now within Davis, will always beat as an LSU Tiger. Auburn fans or LSU fans, these two families are forever tied by the heart beating in Davis’s chest.
This Saturday, the two families will be re-united at Jordan-Hare Stadium prior to the Auburn-LSU football game to continue John Clarke’s legacy by raising awareness for organ donation. To further raise awareness, the green and blue Donate Life logo will be displayed on the Jordan-Hare Stadium jumbotron Friday night, thereby illuminating the stadium in green and blue. This story —one of graciously giving and receiving—will gain national attention when ESPN College GameDay airs a segment aptly named, “The Heart of a Tiger,” between 8 – 11 a.m. Saturday morning.
THIS STORY GETS BETTER! Our LSU students focusing on donation this semester - called Rouge Communications - have chosen to increase LA's donor registry in John Clarke's honor! Our students have already started spreading the word! Search for #HeartsForJohnClarke #LSU #podcast #DonateLife
To learn more about John Clarke's story, listen to 'The Gifted Life' podcast! In Episode 31, John Clarke's parents share their son's heroic story:
It's National OMV Appreciation Week! OMVs save & heal lives. Donors have registered thanks to OMVs and driver's license partners across Louisiana. Join us this week as we say THANK YOU to OMVs, in our special way, for asking each customer to register to be an organ, eye and tissue donor. Give hope and make LIFE possible. #DonateLife #Thx4Saving www.donatelifela.org
Episode 39 is now available.
Show Notes: Episode 39 of The Gifted Life Podcast takes us on a journey back to the 2016 Transplant Games of America in Cleveland. The podcast team shares stories and interviews from the trip. We hear from Marilyn with Lifeline of Ohio. Learn about what the games have done to boost donation awareness and registrations for Ohio. Then Lori talks to Mrs. Peanut, a mascot for Team Georgia! Mrs. Peanut is cheering for her team and son-in-law, Joe. Joe received a heart 20 years ago from a special Hero. Lung recipient Mike, from Team Georgia, talks to the podcast crew about his experience taking part in the games and then Lori catches up with the Babins from Louisiana. They share the story of their son, Blake Babin. This episode is an awesome glimpse of how organ, eye and tissue donation can change and save lives. Plus, Sally tells us more about children and grief. Our hosts answer a listener’s question and honor Hero Bobby Nation. All right here on episode 39 of The Gifted Life. #podcast #donatelife
#iOS10 releases to everyone today! That means starting today, #iPhone users can register their decision to be an organ, eye and tissue donor directly in the Medical ID tab within the iPhone Health app - and have the option to easily share their donation decision with family and friends via text, email, Facebook, or Twitter! Apple® and Donate Life America have brought the donor registration process to your fingertips. Register your decision to be an organ, eye and tissue donor today in the Medical ID tab of the iPhone Health app or at www.donatelifela.org Give hope. Make LIFE possible. #DonateLife