Friday, January 13, 2012

The FilmLife Project Bloggers Challenge

What’s your take on or experience with organ donation, and why did you choose to take part in the FilmLife Blogger Challenge?   

For me, the answer to this question is simple.... I need some new strong healthy lungs.

I've been on the waiting list for a double lung transplant since August 31st 2011. I'm not quite sure how much longer I can last without them...

Blogging is a great way to be able to educate and to spread the message about the amazing gift of organ donation, and I'm hoping that lots of my fellow bloggers will also be inspired to answer these three simple questions.

I've been a registered organ donor ever since I was old enough to legally sign up. It wasn't until I was 27 that I was told that I would end up eventually needing a transplant myself.  Now ten years later, it's become a reality.

If you were to donate your organs, which one would you love to donate, and why?(nb. this question is intentionally quirky so feel free to be creative and have some fun with it)

If something happens to me, I'm donating everything.... except my pesky dodgy lungs of course (trust me - nobody wants them)!

I think my heart would be perfect for donation. It's grown big and strong from taking on all the extra workload and having to pump so fast while trying to distribute oxygenated blood around my body.

It's full of love for all my family and friends who have stuck by me along this wild and crazy medical ride.  

It has empathy and passion and creativity.... and seriously, who wouldn't want a bit of that?

Who in your family would you need to talk to about organ donation, to be sure your loved ones knew your wishes?

Absolutely everyone in my family, and all my friends know my wishes. We've discussed it endlessly. I'm also officially registered on the Australian Organ Donor Register via Medicare

I know that my family will ultimately have to make that final decision, so it's vitally important that they all know my wishes.

Would you like to join in the blogging challenge and answer the three questions?

Just blog your answers to the questions and add your details to the linky list. I'll tweet your post with the #filmlifeproject hashtag and it will then be added to the official FilmLife Blogger Challenge Page.

FilmLife Project Website
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NessaKnits said...

I am registered for organ donation. I hope your new lungs come soon.

Cathy {tinniegirl} said...

Hey Cam, I think there might be something wrong with your comment box. Being trying to leave a comment since yesterday. Ok, off to answer my questions now.

Selina said...

awww, anyone would be lucky to have your great big heart Cam! xx

Michelle said...

Testing for comments, Cam

Tammy said...

just comment testing for you. I use Chrome.

Michelle said...

My lungs are a little bit scarred, but they would love to come to you if I no longer need them.

I think whoever gets your heart would have their life changed, and not just because they'd have a strong one. Compassion, passion and enthusiasm are three of the most vital life forces, and you have all of them, plus tonnes more.


Magdalena Franco said...

testing comments

jennie said...

Empathy,passion and creativity - such great things to have in your heart Cam.
We have discussed this a few times, the Mr and me.
We want to donate everything we can, everything that is healthy and strong to help save someone out there. I wish everyone would.XJ

Kerrie said...

Hi MsCurly! I too want to donate ALL my bits to anyone can have them. I just want to say thanks for creating so much energy in your community for the bloggers challenge. I know it will make a difference! it has made a difference!

Can I ask you - what is the app you used to make the illustrations. You mention in it a post above! I love your website too - you are one talented women.
Kerrie x

Tara Lee said...

Thank you for your blog. You sound like such a lovely person. I have also shared my story in my blog at
Peace and love, Tara