Raising Flag For National Donate Life Month

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They say third times a charm and Tina Henry would certainly agree.
 
Organ recipient, Tina Henry said “There’s no way that you can explain it because it’s such a wonderful thing that happened.”
 
In 1995, Tina was diagnosed with an autoimmune disease, a few months later, she was given just 4 months to live and now 21 years later Tina is still sharing her story.
 
 “When I went and finally realized it that it was getting so bad, and they said transplant, it kind of shocked me because that means that I’m going to die if I don’t get a liver,” Tina.
 
After two failed transplant attempts, Tina wanted to give up but a third organ came in right in the knick of time. 
 
Breon Blair said “it’s a whole new beginning for so many families getting to start again and make a whole new life that they might not have.”
 
Breon Blair lost her brother Shon in a car accident 3 years ago
 
Shon’s mother Vicky, says he signed up to be an organ donor when he got his driver’s license.
 
Vicky Blair said “he said “if I’m gone, I ain’t gonna need them” so we’re proud of his decision, he was a hero.”
 
Because of people like Shon, and so many others who choose to donate life so many families realize there is sometimes true triumph in tragedy and they encourage others to sign up so that folks like Tina and all the others who receive organs each day can go on living.

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