Tuesday, April 2, 2013
My heart ached for this family and I almost couldn't read the first part, which vividly details how Taylor died and what it was like in the hospital. But then, the inspirational part of this story grabbed my attention and I had to find out how many lives were changed, by Taylor's gift of life. This book is the perfect example of why organ donation is so vital.
I would hope that after reading this, everyone would make sure they are on the donor registry list. I appreciate the raw emotion that the Storch family shares in this book - this is one story that will stay with me for a very long time. I found myself thinking about all of the confirmation and "signs" that God gave them during their time of grief and it encouraged my faith.
ABOUT THE BOOK:
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.
"Available April 2013 at your favorite bookseller from Revell, a
division of Baker Publishing Group."
Disclosure of Material Connection:
I received this book free for review. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own.