Monday, February 15, 2010

Another friend is leaving.

Over the weekend I got the news, through her blog, that Eva doesn't have much time left in this world. You may remember that Eva is the transplanted CFer who I met in October when the documentary about her (65_RedRoses) was shown at the Vancouver International Film Festival. She has been in chronic rejection since the end of last summer and waiting for a second transplant since October. Unfortunately that second transplant has not come, and now she is too sick.

Eva is the most alive person I have ever met. She is so happy and grateful for life, her family, and her friends. As saddened and heart broken as I am to hear this news, I am so happy to have had the chance to know her and be her friend. She broke the news in a video with her parents and sister. In it she has a smile on her face and she says that she is not sad about it. That's how she is, happy, bubbley, ALIVE.

I've been reflecting on this now for 3 days. And its just not fair. Her story wasn't supposed to end this way. I never had a doubt that Eva would get another transplant. I mean, its Eva we're talking about here! But now of course reality comes crashing down. People die every day waiting for organs. Please, become an organ donor! Its not enough to have it on yur drivers license either. ou need to tell your family, put it in your will, and register as an organ donor. Follow this link to find out how to register in your state.

As of right now I do not know Eva's condition, but you can leave her and her family a message by visiting her blog at

So while the world is focussed on Vancouver for the Olympics my heart and my thoughts are there with my friend and her family. All I can do is hope for a peaceful final journey for her, and whatever comfort can be had for her family. I love you cyster, give the others a hug for me when you get there.


Brad said...

Hey Jess, that link to her blog doesn't work. Not sure what happened or what might be typed wrong, but thought you'd want to know.

Anonymous said...

Yeah, it's

Amy said...

I cry whenever I think about it. I never met her but when you, Eva and Tally sent me the picture of the three of you holding the birthday banner it made my hospital birthday so much better.

I'm so sad to know that she is leaving this world. Maybe God needs her up there to help him out. I try to think of it that way when someone like her is taken so early.

Much love to you Jessi!