I have found out that I can write letters to the recipients of Sarah's organs. I have to keep many details very vague, for confidentiality reasons. I want them to get a sense of Sarah as a person, not as a saint or a younger version of Mother Theresa. The letters are sent to the group that facilitated the transplants and then sent on to those who recieved the organs.
I guess the point that I want to make is to thank them for taking Sarah in and making them a part of their life and keeping her memory alive.
Any thoughts that anyone can share would be greatly appreciated.

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KandL
KandL

I hope those letters will be healing for you. Sarah\'s gift lives on. Hugs, Linda
wackymacky
wackymacky

I think what you wrote is just wonderful!!! What you did was something so very very special... SARAH lives on in a very special way!!!
Love,
Tina
KellyLee105
KellyLee105

Those letters should help you alot, knowing sarah saved another persons life.. God Bless!! Kelly
lynette22
lynette22

no words of wisdom..SARAH LIVES ON AS DOES HER LOVE!!
Angela-Town
Angela-Town

My husband, Greg, had a kidney transplant 4 yrs ago July, 19. The letter he received from the donors wife talked about things her husband liked to do, like gardening and cooking. She also talked about the son left behind, and how much his son loved him. Greg has not responed to her letter yet just because he doesn\'t know what to say. As his wife I have alot to say, Thank you so much for deciding to donate. It means the world to our family. I think just letting them know Sarah, who she was and how she lived life would be great. What would Sarah want others to know about her? Hope this helps, Angela
biowoman
biowoman

How wonderful...love to you...Karen
Livingjuicy
Livingjuicy

I\'m sure they will be touched knowing more about their gift of life they were given. I have heard that some organ recepients actually feel some survivor\'s guilt as to why were they the \"lucky\" ones and the donor not? I\'m sure this is as unique a journey as ours is and if it brings you some peace and comfort it sounds like just what you should do. Sarah does live on in so many ways... Love and hugs to you. Joanie
JennsMom66
JennsMom66

I wish since I can\'t have Jenn that we could have donated some of her for someone else to live on...(cancer precludes donation)
I\'d want them to know how happy you are that Sarah lives through them...
MaryLou
CorriesMom
CorriesMom

I think Angela Town has some great thoughts on what to say in the letter. I would imagine it would bring both you and the recipients some closure. Sarah lives on in so many ways!

Sending love and tight hugs ~ Debbie