It is such an honor today to receive the Media Partner of the Year Award from Donor Network of Arizona. Over the years, I have covered dozens of stories about organ donation. It is something I am very passionate about.
I’ve covered stories about people who make the decision to become living donors, and stories about families who, in the midst of heartbreak, find strength in giving the gift of life. The picture above is with a woman who lost her four year old daughter suddenly and tragically. By donating her organs, the family saved a four year old boy from Minnesota. I was there when the two families met in Arizona. As a journalist, this is the kind of story that sets my heart on fire because it is a story about the strength of the human spirit.
Nothing is more inspiring than to see people dig deep, overcome pain and grief, and make life matter.