Last week, I shared the Rocky Recreation video here on the blog, but also to the Gift of Life Michigan Facebook page. Since that day, it has been viewed over 18,000 times. As of yesterday, that number was 16,000. One of the individuals who runs the GOLM Facebook page sent me an email with more metrics, and they are in the image below.
I know one cannot declare his or herself as having "gone viral," but my wife said that I am one
local news story or a share on the Donate Life America webpage from earning that label.
I hope, beyond reaching people already invested in the concept of organ and tissue donation,
that I am one day able to reach a large audience of those who are not the most likely candidates
to consider becoming donors.
Right now I am starting small; I have spoken to 180+ kids over the past five days, all of whom
are students at the high school I used to teach at. Speaking to them about my transplant
experience and the importance of being a donor is, I feel, the least I can do with my skills and
this incredible second chance at life. I hope to share portions of these talks with you in the