A 44-year-old utility worker at the National Kidney and Transplant Institute got hit by a speeding motorcycle while she was crossing the street to report for work. She was a few meters away from NKTI. Concerned pedestrian rushed the bleeding woman to the emergency room. The brain injury was so extensive it left the woman brain-dead three hours after. The eldest daughter was aware of her mom’s predicament. The ER staff could no longer save the woman or prolong her life a bit. The woman worked for the institute for more than 10 years and within that period her daughter knew how her mother empathize with patients of the institute. So she agreed to give her mom’s organs to whoever was in need. The mother leaves a legacy of two lives. Two persons will live a normal life because of the woman’s kidneys.
In 2006, NKTI recognized the “heroism” of Filipinos for their magnanimous acts of saving lives. The institute started raising funds to help the donor families. These donors have helped others at the time of death.
A lot of people experience grief. There are times when the grief may be sometimes too hard to bear for some people that they do not know what they should do anymore. The reasons for being sad can range depending on the person.
Some people become extremely depressed when they fail while
there are also some people who become sad when they break up with someone that
they love or they have lost their loved one because of sickness or accident.
You do know that people who are feeling sad would have to
have their spirits uplifted. Admittedly, most people do not know how this can
be done. If you know someone who is suffering from extreme grief, here are some
of the things that you can do to help their spirits soar:
Write a handwritten note for the person. You know that you can never understand what the person is going through because of your differences. Through the handwritten note, you can express how you can be available to give the person the help that he/she may need. You may also add something that you know a person will love such as AA recovery coins or something else that can be appreciated.
Bring something that can showcase being nurturing to the person. If you know that the person has not eaten properly for days, you may want to bring his/her favorite meal. You may also bring something that you know will bring a smile to the person’s face.
Extend the help that is needed. If you know that the type of help that the person may need may be something that you can give or offer help in, you can be sure that you can give the help they would like to get.
Whether or not you will be successful at cheering the person
up or not, remember that trying your best can sometimes be good enough.