Last year my friend Cam received the amazing gift
of a second-hand set of lungs and a second chance at life.
It is impossible to imagine our world without Cam,
she is smart and vibrant, she embraces life,
she has a kind heart and a passion for excellence.
In New Zealand you register to become an organ donor
when you get your drivers license renewed,
and in Australia you register here.
The thing is that even though you have registered,
it is your family who actually get to make the decision
in the event you become eligible to be a donor.
This week I want to encourage you to have the chat,
talk to your family so that they know your wish for your organs to be donated.
It might feel a bit of an awkward conversation,
A wise man once said, You don't know what will happen tomorrow.
What is life? You are a mist that is seen for a moment and then disappears.
None of us really want to think about our death,
or the death of someone who we love,
but by having the chat while you can
it might help your loved ones to honour the decision you have made
I made this quilt to show how adding one block
makes a big difference to the quilt,
just like one conversation could make a big difference to someone.