As National Donate Life Month comes to a close, those of us who have the red heart on our drivers licenses should be reminded of the importance of allowing our organs to be used when we no longer need them. Just one organ donor can save up to 9 lives.  On average, 18 people die every-day from lack of an organ transplant. My blog today is about my dear friend Maureen who lives here in Colorado.

She and I met when she bought an Arabian horse from me for her 3 little grand-kids.  The picture in this post is of that horse, those grand-kids, and Maureen's daughter Patricia...who passed away suddenly on November 14, 2012.  Maureen chose to be in the operating room when her daughter’s organs were harvested for transplant.Please read her story about donating organs here.