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Visitor Comments: 11

(11) SusanE, December 21, 2014 4:56 AM

Never Wait.

You are so right Lori. Whether it's your bucket list, a medical exam, writing a letter, calling a friend, do it now. My son-in-law is living well and healthy with his second kidney transplant. He has family members lining up for the next one if ever needed. I would gladly give him another, but my past cancer won't permit me to do that. - - - There is a program that even if you are not a match, you can donate a kidney to the program and your relative will move to the top of the transplant list because of your gift to another beneficiary - - - - Bless you and keep you Lori, for the gift you gave.

(10) Miriam, March 11, 2010 4:10 PM

Wisdom from Hashem

Lori, Your wisdom is a blessing to us all. Thank you for sharing the blessings Hashem has given you by reaching out to Jews throughout the world.

(9) Marlene Wiltshire, March 11, 2010 1:21 AM


Thank you very much. I am often guilty of procrastination. For example I always thought to post a comment on reading your articles but decide to do it later and never get around to doing it. Thanks for the advice.

(8) ruth housman, March 10, 2010 12:50 PM

what holds us back

I think there is a powerful message in this story about giving. I can also say, taking the "other stance" that it could very well happen, that a person holds back from doing a trip, or whatever mitzva is available, and that this too, results in a kind of miracle that leads them to say, WOW, thank God I didn't go or do this. Life is a mystery and we do never know. So I am saying the advice of course is beautiful, to follow one's heart, but sometimes there is this feeling, No, and that too, we must respect and ponder because there just might come a reason that held us back, such as someone suddenly needing us to be right where we are. I have learned in life, that there is a story, my very own story, and that by following my heart, I cannot make a mistake. So there are so many ways of following one's heart, but the yardstick, has to be LOVE.

(7) mordi, March 10, 2010 5:55 AM


Hopefully prior to the onset of the kidney donor's cancer , her donated kidney a mere 6 months prior was not cancerous. Timing can sometimes be a double edged sword.

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