In March 2010, thirteen-year-old Taylor Storch's life was tragically cut short by a skiing accident. With only a few minutes to consider their options, her grieving family made the life-changing decision to donate her organs. Knowing Taylor's caring spirit, they were sure this was what she would have wanted. Over the course of the next two years, Tara and Todd Storch connected with four of the five people who now live because of Taylor's gift. And through these encounters, the Storches have discovered unexpected blessings that are changing countless lives.
Now Tara and Todd share their inspiring story, shining a light at the end of the tunnel for those enduring the suffering of losing a loved one. Through the stories of the donor recipients, readers will discover hope in the midst of pain. Honest with their struggles, the Storches show readers that life is a gift and our response to grief is a choice. They also speak with a clear voice about the importance and the blessing of being an organ donor, telling the inspiring story of the creation of Taylor's Gift Foundation and its goals to raise awareness of the need for organ donation, to re-gift life, renew health, and restore families. They are changing the conversation around the globe that organ donation is not about death--it's about life! Foreword by Max Lucado.
Oh what a heart wrenching and life changing read all at the same time! I can't even tell you how many times my heart broke for the Storch's over and over. I shed many tears of sadness, sorrow, and happiness! I mourned when the family mourned and I rejoiced when they rejoiced. My heart was warmed to see the new lease of life the donor recipients had been given. God had to break some hearts to heal some others. I have thought more deeply about organ donation lately and am definitely ensuring that I am one. If I can help one person even after I'm gone than this life will not have been in vain.
There's also a strong sense of God's hand in it all. There were too many divine interventions for it to be coincidence. From the Scriptures to the donor contacts.
I encourage everyone to read this book and check out the foundation Taylor's Gift. If you're not already a organ donor I strongly encourage you to do so today, you may save a life, or 5!
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