I’m back in the Couv! The flights were long, but not nearly as long as driving across the country. Boom. I’m home(ish).
I gave away the 65th copy of 65_RedRoses today. And the lucky recipient is:
Miss. Emma Skillman, my lovely niece. There are a few reasons why I figured this made sense. Emma lost her beloved Uncle Joey to Cystic Fibrosis and ultimately, a wait for a liver transplant that was far too long. As if that wasn’t bad enough, down the road, her dad will need a transplant as well. The chronic shortage of organs in Canada affects more than just the people who need a transplant to survive; there is a ripple effect that carries over to their family and friends. When a person dies waiting, or due to complications associated with a long wait, a lot of other people are hurt. I know I will never be the same. My family won’t be either. No matter how much time passes, it doesn’t make what happened to Joey any more fair. We got burned. I don’t want this to happen to my niece again. This was one of the many driving forces behind my trip across Canada.
So there we have it. 65 Cities, 65 Days, 65 Roses. Thanks for tuning in again. Thanks for talking to your friends and family about your wishes surrounding organ donation. Thanks for helping to fight Cystic Fibrosis, the most common, fatal genetic disease affecting Canadian children and young adults. Thanks for caring.
I plan on still updating the blog, although I doubt that this will be a daily endeavor for the time being. I am, however, quite enamored with Twitter, as it gives me a venue to be a cryptic smart ass. For those of you who are interested in following along with that, my Twitter name is cfreallysucks. I guess someone else figured out that cfsucks already.