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Your Prayersand/or thoughts on this Thanksgiving

 
 
sozobe
 
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Reply Wed 20 Feb, 2008 07:15 pm
Hi Michelle,

It's good to "meet" you here. I think you have the potential to really make a big impact by sharing Tadhg's story.
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tadhg2007
 
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Reply Thu 21 Feb, 2008 07:05 am
Thanks for the vote of confidence. I am writing an opinion article today for the local newspaper...a testimonial to encourage people to sign up to be organ donors.
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sozobe
 
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Reply Thu 21 Feb, 2008 07:21 am
Excellent. I know that while I was already sympathetic to the cause, Tadhg's story and the other story I mentioned at the top of last page really personalized it.
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Swimpy
 
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Reply Thu 21 Feb, 2008 10:48 am
Hey, Michelle. I'm glad you found this place and one of my favorite posters, sozobe.

BTw, I'm an organ donor, too. I remind my family frequently so they will know what to do when the time comes.
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ehBeth
 
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Reply Thu 21 Feb, 2008 11:39 am
Hi, Michelle.

It's good to 'meet' you here.

I've been directing people to your blog - part of 'my' plan to have more people sign up for organ donation.

The more 'real' people we can tell them about, the better.

Thank you for sharing as you have on the blog.

and welcome again.

A friend of Swimpy's is, well, a friend Very Happy
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tadhg2007
 
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Reply Thu 21 Feb, 2008 03:21 pm
Sozobe, I read the article in the NYT mag that you posted. Thanks for posting it. I found a story about an American boy who was killed in Italy in 1999 (http://www.nicholasgreen.org/). His organs were donated to save 7 people. Organ donation sign up went up 60% in Italy following the donation. I found it very inspiring. Michelle
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tadhg2007
 
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Reply Fri 22 Feb, 2008 07:49 am
Swimpy- Glad you have made plans to share your organs.

ehBeth- Thanks for directing people to Tadhg's blog.
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Swimpy
 
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Reply Fri 22 Feb, 2008 10:06 am
Quote:
A friend of Swimpy's is, well, a friend


Any palamino is a pal o' mine o
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lmur
 
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Reply Sat 19 Apr, 2008 04:08 am
Hadn't visited Tadhg's blog for a while. Some friends have provided a very nice memorial. Here's a poem by one of Ireland's finest. He got his wish.

Lines Written on a Seat
on the Grand Canal, Dublin

O commemorate me where there is water,
Canal water, preferably, so stilly
Greeny at the heart of summer. Brother
Commemorate me thus beautifully
Where by a lock niagarously roars
The falls for those who sit in the tremendous silence
Of mid-July. No one will speak in prose
Who finds his way to these Parnassian islands.
A swan goes by head low with many apologies,
Fantastic light looks through the eyes of bridges -
And look! a barge comes bringing from Athy
And other far-flung towns mythologies.
O commemorate me with no hero-courageous
Tomb - just a canal-bank seat for the passer-by.

-Patrick Kavanagh
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Swimpy
 
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Reply Sat 19 Apr, 2008 09:16 am
That's lovely, lmur. Thanks so much for remembering Tagdh this way.
Swimpy
 
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Reply Sun 12 Oct, 2008 11:11 am
@Swimpy,
Today is Tadgh's birthday. Think about him and his family today, if you would.
lmur
 
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Reply Sun 12 Oct, 2008 11:40 am
@Swimpy,
Thinking of Tadhg and his family. How have they been, Swimpy?
edgarblythe
 
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Reply Sun 12 Oct, 2008 12:02 pm
I've come to this thread, perhaps a bit late. If I had known -
My condolences and best wishes to the family.
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ehBeth
 
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Reply Sun 12 Oct, 2008 12:25 pm
@Swimpy,
Canadian Thanksgiving weekend, and time to think of Tadgh.

Peace.
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Swimpy
 
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Reply Sun 12 Oct, 2008 03:43 pm
@lmur,
Thanks for asking, lmur. They've been doing well. They're sad today, of course.
sozobe
 
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Reply Sun 12 Oct, 2008 03:49 pm
@Swimpy,
Thinking of Tadgh. He made quite an impression on me.
lmur
 
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Reply Sat 10 Jan, 2009 08:05 am
@sozobe,
A year yesterday. Remembered...
Swimpy
 
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Reply Thu 15 Jan, 2009 10:03 pm
@lmur,
How sweet of you to remember, lmur.
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lmur
 
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Reply Thu 15 Jun, 2017 06:17 am
Reading this story reminded me of Swimpy's thread about a brave little boy who's story touched many of us almost a decade ago.

http://www.mayonews.ie/news/30194-seven-lives-saved-by-donation-of-orla-s-organs
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