The new year is for new beginnings and the end of old ideas. I hope it ends the wait for so many children who need life-saving organs. I know one 4-year-old who has been waiting for a new heart for more than 280 days, 190 in the hospital.
Viable child donors are lost because distraught parents say "no" to organ donations. Sadly, these families are forced to make a critical decision at the worst time in their lives.
They might mistakenly think that they can't have an open-casket funeral, or that their child's life isn't valued if they're a donor. If they had learned the facts before tragedy struck, something positive could have come from losing their child. What an incredible legacy!