Valley Medical Center – Honor Walk

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.

29 Comments

  1. Julia Patterson says:

    So respectful.  So kind for the families.  Excellent, Valley Medical Center!

  2. Raymond LeDuc says:

    Thank you Mam 🌸

  3. Andrew Andrew says:

    Rip Angel

  4. Юлия julia says:

    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😢

  5. Debbie Argo says:

    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

  6. Brian Mcclary says:

    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.

  7. Corinne Morton says:

    Why do they carry a backpack with them?

  8. Mary Madrigal says:

    Thanks to her and her family

  9. EMMA NONE OF YOURS says:

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

  10. Mary Nichols says:

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

  11. Adam Adam says:

    Just beautiful 😢

  12. chanel Gez says:

    Absolutely beautiful ❤️

  13. Sarah Crain says:

    Blessed be those that seek to bless others.

  14. Pallavisree Tambraparni says:

    Just beautiful

  15. becky Sawyer says:

    Rip

  16. Loretta Pressler says:

    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.

  17. Mimi Me says:

    I pray this beautiful woman rests in God's beautiful kingdom. 🌹🕊🙏

  18. Ann Girling says:

    The ultimate gift.xxxxx

  19. mike856ms says:

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

  20. Jude Dimatteo says:

    What a wonderful gift

  21. Руслан Григорьев says:

    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?

  22. Paul G says:

    This a powerful lady. She could not get a kidney for herself.
    Instead of being angry and envious of others. Her greatest gift
    was her power to extend the lives of others. Laying down
    your life for others there is none greater. If you don't
    believe me look below in the comments. Brian McClary knows.
    Bless You Brian.

  23. jam luna says:

    My daddy received his gift of live on June 17,2001. It was fathers day!!! He received a pancreas/kidney transplant. The surgeons came out after the surgery and told us that If he wouldn’t have received this wonderful gift that at my daddy would be. Was with in 6 months. I wasn’t ready for my daddy to die. The transplant help him so much. It allowed him to walk me down the aisle for my wedding. I gave him his first grand baby. She was poppy’s girl not mommy’s. Lol. But he also got to attend my older brother wedding and he got to meet my older brothers son also.We lost my daddy just days away from making it to the 8 year mark of surviving. I miss him so much

  24. Jude Dumatteo says:

    lovely tribute im so sorry for your loss peace be with the family

  25. Fernande Fournier says:

    Mes scincéres condéolances aux familles. Votre âme repose en paix: Madame.

  26. Jane richards says:

    Beautiful 😍😍😍

  27. Liz Beth says:

    I'm so very proud of families allowing us to share in on this heartbreaking moment. Donor awareness is so important.
    Become a donor. Life changing gifts! ❣️

  28. christine tanner says:

    Thank you for your tribute courage to donate bless you and your family 🙏 Brittany France

  29. Meredith Gilmore says:

    I think it's very disrespectful to video a person after they have died. Honor them in other ways

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