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Gift of Life

Equal Opportunity for Those Needing Bone Marrow Transplants

The Charles Bronfman Prize | Posted 03.22.2016 | Impact
The Charles Bronfman Prize

When I was diagnosed with leukemia in 1991, the doctor told me to go home and prepare my bucket list. While there was a cure for my disease -- a bone marrow transplant -- I would nonetheless die because I'd never find a matching donor.

Unwrapping Your Gift Called Life

Gigi G. | Posted 05.26.2016 | Healthy Living
Gigi G.

(Picture: Shutterstock) Good Morning World! That's the way to start the day. Arms wide open. Ready to embrace another day. Ready to deal...

The Gift of Life

Valeria Pereira Howell | Posted 05.24.2015 | Arts
Valeria Pereira Howell

Like this flower, my essence still the same. I know that if I go deep into my own self I can connect to the source... I can connect to emotions... I can connect to my gratitude... I can feel easy in life again.

The Gift of Life

Ashley Ballou-Bonnema | Posted 03.02.2015 | Healthy Living
Ashley Ballou-Bonnema

I have received the most beautiful of gifts. This gift cannot fit in a box, nor can it merely be purchased: It is one of a kind and irreplaceable. What is this magnificent gift? My life.

The Miracle On 34th Street- 1 Year Later

Patrice Bendig | Posted 02.05.2015 | Good News
Patrice Bendig

The most appropriate thing I can do to commemorate Weston's transplant anniversary is to urge others to be part of a miracle for a family waiting for the life-saving gift of organ and tissue donation.

The Moving Story of a Real-Life Miracle on 34th Street

Patrice Bendig | Posted 02.17.2014 | Good News
Patrice Bendig

2013-12-18-201312171499542_10202034595899338_145275351_nthumb.jpgThis past week, I witnessed a true Christmas miracle in the early hours of Dec. 12. 2013 come true for a seven-year old little boy, right on 34th Street in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

A Loving Little Reminder for Valentine's Weekend

Suna Senman | Posted 04.15.2013 | Healthy Living
Suna Senman

Real love is deep and eternal. Real love is the power in every breath and the stimulant for all your senses. Real love is the force that moves you to do even the silly things, like buying gifts, dressing up and making special plans.

Legacies

Lai-Lai Jenkins | Posted 03.12.2013 | Parents
Lai-Lai Jenkins

Last week, as I thought about 2013 resolutions and reflected on the events of 2012, I realized that I am often so consumed with work and bills (the "reason" I have to work) that I neglect the "real" reasons that I have to work -- my family and myself.

A Game-Changing Practice That Will Have You Smiling Every Day

Dennis Merritt Jones | Posted 02.11.2013 | Healthy Living
Dennis Merritt Jones

No doubt we are all very busy from the time we get up in the morning to the time we retire at night; it's called "doing" life. The question to ponder is how much time do we spend on autopilot taking the life we are "doing" for granted?

Celebrating the Gift of Life and How to Give It

Jessica Abo | Posted 01.16.2013 | Impact
Jessica Abo

What would you do if your child was sick and doctors told you his or her only chance of survival was finding a perfect bone marrow match?

The Two Faces Of Grace

Gangaji | Posted 05.19.2012 | Healthy Living
Gangaji

The horrific face of grace can fill us with dread and fear when it appears, but if we are willing to welcome it -- as we welcome the good news of the grace of bounty -- it too brings us home.

How One Survivor Of Terrorism Is Giving Back

Shira Hirschman Weiss | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Shira Hirschman Weiss

Sarri Singer will never forget that horrific moment of silence. To this day, when a glass drops, she's reflexively brought back to what she describes as a "silence of death all around."

The Gratitude And Grace Of Elizabeth Edwards

Rev. Meg Riley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Rev. Meg Riley

Elizabeth Edwards' courage and grace in living her life, and facing her death, puts all of our petty concerns into sharp perspective for a clear moment.