A Donor Mother Tribute

Coming off the heels of the Fort Worth 2nd Chance Run, Debi McConnell, a donor mother, shared a poem she wrote as a tribute to her son, JJ, an organ and tissue donor.

It’s an honor to run 
It’s an honor to walk
It’s an honor to speak
To share, to talk …

Of how proud we are 
Of your selfless act
To give HOPE to others 
To give something back …

A “2nd Chance” at Life
What an awesome thing
“The Gift of Life”
What joy it does bring.

We still miss you so …
Each and every day
And though our hearts remain broken
We just want to say 

It’s for you we’ll remember
This day and forever
Your life, so precious …
A bounty of treasure

You’ll continue to matter
There can be no doubt
Because organ donation …
IS what love is about. 

Written in remembrance of Lt. JJ McConnell
April 17, 1977 – May 19, 2001 

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