22 people die every day waiting for organ transplants. There are currently 119,000 people waiting.
The above song and video, “Strong Happy Healthy Free” is dedicated to them. In July of 2013, I was lucky enough to receive a life saving double lung transplant, which revived me in ways I can never even describe. I’m forever grateful, and this mantra “I am strong, I am happy, I am healthy, I am free” was my main mantra through the trials of a “transplant saga”, as my family called it. This is song is dedicated to anyone going through similar trials, and hopefully it reminds you that you can get through.
Images from this video are from the Donate Life Transplant Games of America, which celebrates new life and brings awareness about the importance of organ donation. As a life long athlete, I’m a big ol’ supporter of the US and World Transplant Games, and I participate! I was a 100 meter bronze medalist in the 2014 US Games and took 2nd in the Lyrics For Life competition (a signing competition 🙂 ) in the 2016 US Games. Fun times! I believe in spreading awareness this way.
How can I help, you say?
Well there are a few things right now, that I’d love for you to do.
- The World Transplant Games is upcoming, in Summer 2017, and Team USA could use your support. If you’re interested in helping team USA, you can make a TAX DEDUCTABLE donation here:I’ve set up my own fundraising page connected to Team USA and I’d love to raise $1150 for the team by April 15, 2017!
- You can of course also support the making of more music and videos by me and the team here at NQuit Music, and spread the message while you’re at it! Get the T-Shirt (or the long sleeve version I wear in the video) and download the single!
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- No matter what you do, I encourage you to help by registering to be an organ donor at either of these places:
You could save multiple lives, restore sight, and make all kinds of other positive difference.
Thanks for listening, watching, and reading!
— Aaron J. Trumm