Derrick Needs a Lung Donor!

    Save 1 Person. Save The World. A Phoenix dispatcher desperately needs life saving help.  Derrick Erickson, 23, suffers from an inherited life-threatening disorder that damages the lungs and digestive system. Derrick has Cystic Fibrosis and needs a double lung transplant. To find out  more and make a difference click here: The purpose of this Save 1 Alert is to […]

How Can We Save More Lives?

Guidance from a Stranger?  How Can We Save More Lives when it comes to Living Organ Donation?
Over the years, with Save 1 Person ( I’ve seen when you get media attention for someone who needs life-saving help there are many people willing to save a life.  This is especially true when it comes to living kidney donation. For instance, when Elaine Deleon’s need for a living kidney donor was picked up by Fox’s Good Day NY, close to 200 people wrote in to possibly donate a kidney.
We can get many people to be living kidney donors.  Often, the hospitals are not equipped for the overflow and actually turn donors and donees away.  Please keep in mind that the purpose of this post is not to bash hospitals who save lives. They are doing the best they can.  The purpose of this post is to see if a different angle of the situation can create new answers and solutions to emerge which can help a greater number of people who need living organ donors.
Over the years people who wanted to donate a kidney have told me, in some cases, the hospital discourages them.  Some people, understandably so, are ruled out right away if they have previous health issues such as cancer, heart conditions, kidney stones and other conditions. I’ve heard potential donees say that hospitals don’t get back to them.  Some hospitals won’t even take strangers who come from the media because I’m told through the grapevine, these people are more likely to not follow through, so it’s not worth the time and effort.  Each hospital is different.

Life Lessons in Flying!


Recently, I had the privilege of taking part of a Tony Robbins seminar.  Yes, we walked over hot coals at the seminar  As I’ve explained in the  previous post, the point of walking on hot coals wasn’t to just be crazy. It was to illustrate that we are capable of so much more than we can imagine.  Walking over hot coals, physically supported all of us at the seminar in internalizing this concept emotionally and intellectually, that we are unstoppable if we just believe we can do it. Kind of amazing how it works.  Tony Robbins as part of this weekend long seminar, gave us all homework, which was to take a class of something just for you. Something to escape your reality and fill your soul. So I really pondered for a while, what I would take.  Bowling is boring to me, dancing could be fun but nothing to really excite me, painting (not for me), a comedy class I tried, and it turns out I’m only funny when I don’t try to be….Hmmm, I thought, then as the universe would have it, I saw a post from a fellow fire walker about flying lessons. Well that excited me, scares me actually, terrifies me. I was in at that point, so I called Long Island Flying school and off I flew.  During my flying lesson, I couldn’t stop thinking how a physical lesson of flying relates to something we can all internalize emotionally and intellectually.  And here is my life lesson and what I took away from my flying lesson. How many times in life do we all look at something with the same perspective, over and over again.  We try to solve a problem by looking at it the same old way? Something doesn’t work in our lives, and we keep doing the same thing over and over again, thinking something will change.