As you may know, my favorite nephew, Luke, recieved his liver transplant at Children's when he was just over one year old. That was eight and a half years ago, and Luke is doing great! He loves baseball, jigsaw puzzles, and the ocean. He's taking third grade by storm and enjoying all the activities of a typical 9 year old. It is with the utmost gratitude that I will be participating in this event!
In addition to financial contributions for the fundraiser, I would ask the favor of everyone spending a moment or two in prayerful gratitude for the family who chose to allow their unimaginable loss to benefit others and prevent additional losses. Nothing can fill the empty space in their hearts left by the passing of their loved one, but may they feel some measure of comfort knowing what they have made possible through their choice to say yes to organ donation.
I'm participating in Yoga Reaches Out because I want to help Boston Children's Hospital continue its amazing work for kids and families. During this day-long yogathon, more than 1,200 yogis will come together for an inspirational day of yoga, music, and fundraising - all to help bring peace and healing to others.
This year donations will benefit Boston Children's Wellness Program and Every Child Fund.
Please support me in helping give strength and hope to familes coping with a sick child.