Mary Parker, Heart Recipient

Dear Donor Family,

How do I say thank you and have it express what your generosity means to our whole family.

Thank you to all of you for being able to share in spite of your sadness.

And thank you for giving us a picture of a wonderful, loving, and giving man and his family.

There are so many things we would like to say, but so few words to adequately express those things.

The transplant experience is beyond anything I could have ever imagined and makes me thankful everyday for the fact that I am here to write you this letter.

I want you to know that each day of this new life you have so generously given me, I will strive to make meaningful and important.

We perhaps were a match without ever having met. I love to read, I love words and humor, the outdoors and my family and people of all kinds.

I know that Gary will live on in your hearts as well as you will alive on in mine.

Thank you and God bless you for everything.

Mary Parker