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10 Years

i carry your heart with me (i carry it in
my heart) i am never without it (anywhere
i go you go, my dear; and whatever is done
by only me is your doing, my darling)

e.e. cummings; i carry your heart with me

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Today is a bittersweet day. Very emotional. It touches me deep in my soul.

Ten years ago today I was the blessed recipient of a stranger’s heart. A stranger that has become a beautiful friend inside of my body. We have bonded in a way that leaves me at a loss for words.

If I had to explain what today means to me in a single word, I’d have to use the word LOVE.

Certainly LOVE for my donor, who has touched my soul and changed my life forever, and his or her family.

LOVE for my family.

LOVE for my friends.

LOVE for the large group of world class people that worked so valiantly to save my life (and continue to help me and watch over me)

Love for this incredible journey and the people that have touched me with their love.

And, most importantly, the Love of God. With God, ALL things are possible.

Ten years today …….. an incredible journey filled with LOVE.

I know I’ll smile and I’ll cry today ……. smiles and tears filled with love, and with total gratitude.

Two hearts, believing in just one mind
Beating together till the end of time
You know we’re two hearts believing in just one mind
Together forever till the end of time

~ Phil Collins; Two Hearts

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  • Hey ol buddy ,  Simply awesome !  Congrats on 10 years ,  I  turn 7 yrs next month as you know, and just after a few days of txplnt ,  you were the frist  non - family  person  to pop into my hospital room ,  the encouragement  and advice you gave is still fresh in my mind  .   here is to another 10 years my friend !  

    • Thanks David! It was a whirlwind week as my wife threw a SURPRISE 10th <3 anniversary party for me last Fri. I was truly surprised. Always a bittersweet day .... so grateful I'm here and doing well, but I remember those first days vividly ....... what a journey it's been all thanks to our heroic donors.

      I wish you well!

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