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Larry Gue: Lives can be saved through organ donation

April is National Donate Life Month. It was established by Donate Life America to encourage individuals to register as organ, eye and tissue donors.

It also celebrates those who have given the ultimate gift of eye, organ and tissue donation.

Today we salute Larry Gue, organ recipient:“You have the power to change someone’s life by being an organ donor. As a donor, you can save and enhance the lives of more than 50 people. One organ donor can save up to eight lives. Donated organs and tissue may include the following: Organs — heart, intestines, kidneys, liver, lungs and pancreas; Tissue — bones, corneas, heart valves, skin, tendons and veins.”
On December 19, 2012, I was able to receive my new liver because of my donor. I was able to have a second chance at life and for that I will always be grateful for donors like mine.
Even though I had to retire early from my job at St. Mary’s Medical Center, God had bigger plans for my life. Through my journey, God has allowed me to become an ordained minister.
Even though I don’t have my own church, God sends me to other churches or organizations to speak to others about what God has brought me through.
Everywhere I go I love to share what God has brought me through in my life and for that I will always be grateful to have the opportunity to speak to people or to pray with them.”
Larry Gue
Burlington

— Information on organ donation and other resources can be found at www.Donatelife.net and Donatelifeky.org.
This Salute is brought to you by The Cause, Inc., a local nonprofit organization that promotes health resource awareness. If you are in need of assistance finding resources or information to assist with a health challenge visit www.thecause7.com or contact Stacy Murray-Medcalf, Coordinator at 740-646-3558.