The Gift of Life

Life is God’s gift to you.
The way you live your life is your gift to God.

– Leo Buscaglia

 Toronto – March 8, 2015.

It was 3 years ago, on March 8, 2012, when I was in the Intensive Care Unit at Toronto General Hospital.   3 years ago, when my hemoglobin count had dropped to a dangerously low 36 due to acute hyper hemolytic anemia. Three years ago, when the doctors gave me a 50% chance of making it through the night.  3 years ago, when my body had created antibodies to reject new blood.  Three years ago, when Dr. Christine Cserti and her team worked all night to find the right blood match.  The situation was tense.  The odds against me.  The doctors said that if my body rejected the blood, my organs would fail, one by one.  There was no plan B. Continue reading “The Gift of Life”