Thanksgiving

Dear Donor Family – we are thinking of you during this season and the selfless
giving of life’s greatest gift of all……..the gift of tissue donation….. 

For That I Am Thankful   -  By Darcie D. Sims

It doesn't seem to get any better, but it doesn't get any worse either,
For that, I am thankful.

There are no more pictures to be taken, but there are memories to be cherished.
For that, I am thankful.

There is a missing chair at the table, but the circle of family gathers close.
For that, I am thankful.

The turkey is small, but there is still stuffing.
For that, I am thankful.

The days are shorter, but the nights are softer.
For that, I am thankful.

The pain is still there, but it lasts only moments.
For that, I am thankful.

The calendar still turns.
The holidays still appear and they still cost too much.
But I am still here.
For that, I am thankful.

The room is still empty and the soul still aches.
But the heart remembers,
For that, I am thankful.

The guests still come and the dishes pile up.
But the dishwasher works.
For that, I am thankful.

The name is still missing, the words still unspoken.
But the silence is shared,
For that, I am thankful.

The snow still falls, the sled still waits,
and the spirit still wants to.
For that, I am thankful.

The stillness remains, but the sadness is smaller.
For that, I am thankful.

The moment is gone, but the love is forever,
For that, I am blessed,
For that, I am grateful.

Love was once (and still is)
A part of my being.
For that, I am living.

I am living.
And for that, I am thankful.

For helpful information on “Coping with Grief During the Holidays”, please refer to the
Donor Families tab of our website.

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From Post-Crescent Media:
Mother of slain Josh Richards receives his gift
Jackie Pische received her son's donated bone graft for back surgery.

http://post.cr/1tPFfW2

 

American Tissue Services Foundation is an active member of Donate Life Wisconsin.

 

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American Tissue Services Foundation is both accredited by the American Association of Tissue Banks (AATB) and is registered with the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA)

 

 


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American Tissue Services Foundation is here for you. We're here to support your generous decision to donate. We're here to educate professionals who care for you and your loved one. We're here to provide compassion, information and support for as long as you need. We invite you to find out more about our services and how your act of kindness through tissue donation helps rebuild lives.