This is not a post to lecture anyone about whether or not you should be a registered organ donor but a post about raising awareness about the need for organ donation, my new career, my latest trip to Toronto to visit Trillium Gift for Life Network and see first hand how Hospital Coordinators perform their role and my visit to Toronto in February. Also, to let you in on how complicated organizing the retrieval and getting organs to the recipients really is in real life. Many people believe once a family consents to organ donation there are these people who show up with coolers to just take the organs. There is wayyyyyyyy more to this!
I won’t bore you with stats either but organs save many lives and long wait lists speak volumes. This is not just for the motorcyclist out there, I hope everyone will read through this post.
****If you take anything away from this post I hope it’s this: Talk about what you would want if something were to happen to you. Meeting organ donation criteria is very difficult even if you want to be a donor but what is even more difficult is watching families struggle with the question, “would he/she want to be a donor?” If you are not registered at least have the conversation with a loved one what your wishes would be in a time when you can not advocate for yourself. I have been with too many families and friends of patients who just did not know the answer because end of life discussions never occurred and by the time they meet someone like me it is too late.****
Let someone know! Can’t hurt to have your last wish become a life saving one.
To learn more about how to register or to become a donor in your area Google it or for BC go to the BC Transplant Home Page or Click here for BC Online Registration
We are working on a new and improved site or in Ontario head to Trillium Gift of Life Network or Click Here for Ontario Online Registration
This is a very sweet looking custom design! Click on pics below for great Hi-resolution versions!
We built this Triumph Thruxton
and NADA Guides
. It will be raffled off at the Dealer Expo
, which means some lucky guy or gal will be riding this home after the weekend. Here’s what we did to put the RSD twist on classic Thruxton style….
This guy Joe who visited Iceland has been one of the reasons we want to go to Iceland and ride our bikes. I have read a few ride reports and of course have been reading about this mysterious land and country. I truly believe spending about 3 to 4 weeks riding around Iceland would be a dream come true. The landscape is so different and beautiful….who wants to come along???? Be sure to watch the video!
Since I have embarked in to a new career after 13 years working as a Clinical Social Worker in an Intensive Care Unit, I am forced to think about things other than motorcycles. My new career, Organ Donation Coordinator in a hospital makes me question so many things in my life. It is scary to go from a job where I was unconsciously competent to a job that I am consciously incompetent. Well, that is how I feel at the moment and can only hope one day I will feel competent. In any case, the questions below, although can be considered a bit corny are really thought-provoking. My brain does at times feel like it is going to burst with all the new information I am taking in….with all the learning I need to do but after this trip to Toronto I am feeling a little more confident I made the right decision to take this job.
We are interested to hear answers to some of the questions….please feel free to post any comments and let us all know how folks would answer these. Thanks.
Posted by Alexander on Sept 8, 20
A question that makes you think is worth asking…
Now this is just a fun video to watch over and over again….
Does anyone own one of these? What do you all think about the electric bike?
Posted by Prakash on December 19th in Inspiration, photography.
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Winter season is going on, so we thought why not to collect some beautiful snow and winter photographs. So today we have collected some beautiful winter photographs. If you like these photography you might also want to check out our previous post below.
50 Fantastic Examples Of Landscape Photography
Beautiful Snow Photographs
National Park Berchtesgadener Land
I will be away for a week but will try to keep the blog updated. First business trip for more orientation and training for my new job as Organ Donation Coordinator.
I need to work out the low light issues I am having with this camera. Can’t seem to figure out how to get more light without using the flash indoors as well as outdoors. I have not loaded the manual yet thought I could figure this out on my own. I will be enrolling in a 3 hour class as soon as I can to learn more about this new camera and how to work it better as well as just take awesome pictures. I am in no way a photographer but I am at the point in my life I really want to learn more. I will never be great because I lack patience and artistic flare but I can learn to improve. (SLIDE SHOW BELOW)
if you don’t know these 2 you should…they are an amazing ADV couple traveling the GLOBE….
This latest 2RTW video update from Simon & Lisa covers the months of rebuild work as Simon’s 1150GS is resurrected after his accident on Borneo in 2011. The video highlights the struggle to get both bike and rider fit enough to get back on the road. Lisa’s F650GS also gets an over-haul and at last all those temporary ‘on the road’ repairs get put right. Watch as these two Adventure riders prepare for the next leg of the amazing around the world journey and are helped along the way from friends around the globe.
READ their EPIC journey on the ADV Riders Forum…Simon is professional photographer working with NIKON equipment these days.
2 RIDE THE WORLD CLICK HERE
PLEASE CLICK PICS TO SEE THE SOURCE, WELL WORTH IT!
I just love how this video shows the age progression of the riders along with the size of the Husqvarna 2012 dirt bike line up!
OH THE DRAMA!