Donate Life with George Gilbert and Jereme Pierce
By the end of your show, 9 people will have been added to the the wait list. One will have died.”
Tonight, we have two guests to discuss a specific topic. April is “Donate Life” month, and this donation is the most selfless thing you can imagine — the donation of your own tissues and organs to save another person’s life. If you are unfamiliar with the organization, Donate Life America, please visit donatelife.net to learn more. They have a robust Q&A, and there you can register to be a donor.
Our first guest and his wife have been dear friends for well over a decade. Jereme has been living with Cystic Fibrosis and he had a double lung transplant in 2013. I asked Jereme if he would be willing to share his story, as he has the first-hand experience that we so rarely hear. If it weren’t for his strength, his patience, and his enduring sense of humor, who knows how brief his life would have been. Both Jim and I are proud and honored to have been his and his wife, Cat’s friend through all of their trials and tribulations.
Our second guest, George Gilbert, has been a guest on our show a couple of times already, but tonight he wants to focus on something different. George wrote his book, Take two Laughs and Call Me In The Morning, about using humor to cope with illness. Because the illness he wrote about in this case was kidney failure and waiting for a kidney-pancreas transplant, George also goes around the country talking about organ and tissue donation and how it saved his wife’s life.