Valley Medical Center – Honor Walk


This patient was in her late 40s, she was
mother she was a sister and she had a loving family around her when she passed. She was waiting for kidney transplant
but she didn’t make it, but she was able to donate to someone else who was
waiting so I think that’s just really amazing. *singing happy birthday* The honor walk is a way for our staff
our clinical teams and everyone who touches patients or supports patient
care to honor a patient who’s become an organ donor and honor the gift of life
that they’re giving. One organ donor has the ability to affect many lives not
just through the gift of an organ that’s donated but also through the gift of tissue
cornea bone ligament there’s many ways that these life-saving gifts can help
many people. Oftentimes in the normal course of our day we don’t get the opportunity to pay tribute to the miracles that are going on around us and
this is one way to stop and take a deep breath and acknowledge that there is a
life that’s been lost and we want to thank them and their family for the
opportunity to really change the lives of so many other people I think it really helps our clinical
staff to realize the compassion and the suffering of the people that we care for
and that it’s real and helps to prevent us from being desensitized to some of
the really difficult and challenging situations that nurses physicians
respiratory therapists and others find themselves in daily. I think it helps
with resilience and I think it brings people together for just a few minutes
to really honor not only the patient but the work that we do and how amazing it is. When you are a nurse or physician taking
care of a patient who you’ve determined that they’re no longer going to survive
it’s very hard to make that change in care and treatment to preservation for
organ donation because you feel like you’re giving up on them but you’re not
because for that patient it is over and now you change your perspective to
preserving life potentially for five ten maybe hundreds of other people and so
you start to think about the people who are waiting because the person in front
of you, you can’t help anymore. It is a gift that that does help change the
lives of other people potentially save their life if not make it a whole lot better.

21 thoughts on “Valley Medical Center – Honor Walk

  1. Вы меня простите ради бога, я никак не пойму для чего человека провозят по коридорам и люди стоят, я не понимаю хорошо по английски – сколько посмотрела видео но так и не поняла. So sorri😢

  2. organ donors are heros the families of these special people are heros too its hard to say good bye to a loved one but to honor them by allowing their organs to be used is a blessing

  3. Words can't begin to describe the gratitude I feel for this hero and her family. I am a double Organ Transplant Recipient. A little more than a year ago I received the life saving gift of a Kidney and a Liver. I don't yet know who my Donor Angel was, but I hope my Angels family and the family in this video are comforted knowing that their loved one lives on through me and other recipients. May God bless them and lift them up during this difficult time.

  4. Ty for giving the 🎁 of life!!!😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭

  5. What a wonderful video. Very well done. I appreciate that you gave some background on the donor's life. Thank you.

  6. What a beautiful way to honor her life as she and her family were able to know that she lives on for so many others. And to let the family share in knowing how special her life is to so many others. May God Bless you all. Thanks I am very grateful.

  7. How brave and generous. She waited for an organ but died waiting, yet she donated what she could give. How beautiful.

  8. Юля Комарова ,я тоже ничего не понял,может обреченных везут в операционную,забрать какие нибудь здоровые органов,вот которые с рюкзаками по-моему это специальные сумки, а проводят чтобы отдать дань за остальные сохранённые жизни ,почему нет перевода?

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