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Gift From Within Tour – a journey to save lives
Submitted by Eileen Zheng, Kidney Donor Vancouver British Columbia.
I envisioned helping my mother over 8 years ago when she first declined to take my kidney; she was uncertain of my future, the health risks and the changes that it may bring. Today, a year after our transplant surgeries and doing extremely well, we realize the benefits of organ donation. It has not only improved our lives, but it has created an extraordinary bond for our relationship. Being a living organ donor does not necessarily mean that your life stops and you have to change your lifestyle; it's about saving or improving someone else's life while you continue yours. It is the most meaningful gift you can give. My goal is to share our story, increase awareness, increase organ donor registrants and fundraise for the Canadian Transplant Association for the literal lifesaving work that they do. May 2016 I embark on an incredible journey across Canada on the Gift From Within Tour starting in Victoria, BC and ending in St.John's, Newfoundland. My fondest childhood memory was with my mother when she spent countless hours teaching me how to bike. Now I continue to bike for enjoyment, my health, and the environment. I will cycle to events hosted by the Canadian Transplant Association across the country to tell our life changing story. I am asking for your contribution to my fundraiser at www.gofundme.com/ezexistence to begin the ride. Every donation will make a difference regardless of the amount. Thank you in advance for your support. You may follow my journey to save lives at giftfromwithin.ca.
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