#HAWMC: Talk of Good News
This post continues the month-long series called the Health Activist Writer’s Month Challenge (#HAWMC) created by WEGO Health. Today’s writing prompt: Best conversation I had this week. Try writing script-style (or with dialogue) today to recap an awesome conversation you had this week.
I found this prompt extremely challenging and was about to give up. I went to church this morning and had a beautiful conversation with the pastor of my church after the service ended. It was short, sweet and effective but it conveyed such excellent news it had to be shared.
Me: Reverend, please tell your wife that I continue thinking of her through her illness and I’m praying for her daily.
Reverend: I will. You know she got the kidney, right?
Me: Really?! No, I did not know…when?
Reverend: About two weeks ago
Me: Wow, that is really fantastic. I’m so glad!
Though there is nothing complex here, the backstory is compelling. Last November (during Donor Sabbath observance), my pastor’s wife shared a testimony of her twenty year battle with kidney disease and the current organ failure that placed her on the United Network of Organ Sharing Waiting List. I attended her monthly bible study, something that has evolved into a supportive community of women of all ages, she had never shared this with us. Even, during the prior February when I discussed my advocacy work in organ donation with the circle of women, our leader never made the issue personal. So when I learned of her personal struggle with kidney disease in November, it was both ironic and enlightening. I am so happy that such a generous and gifted women has been granted a life-saving organ. Hopefully, she will continue to recover without complications. I don’t know the circumstances as of yet. Since it is a kidney, I will have to wait for more news (at bible study) to learn if the donor was living or deceased. Never-the-less, my heart goes out to the donor and his/her family.
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