Pay it Forward for Abby
Abby Doman got her 2nd chance at life when she received a heart transplant on July 12th, 2011. Abby and her family are so incredibly grateful for this gift, a gift that we think about every day. To show how thankful we are for this gift, we would like to make July 12th, “Pay it forward for Abby” Day. Even though we don’t know who it is, we want this to be our way of thanking Abby’s donor and their family. On this day, we would like all of you, Abby’s friends and family, to think of a way that you can pay if forward or do something for someone else. It can be as simple as letting someone go before you while you’re waiting in line or babysitting for someone that really needs a break without being paid, to something that might take even more effort like making the first step and apologizing to someone that you’ve wronged in someway and been reluctant to approach, or forgiving someone that has wronged you, even if they haven’t apologized for what they’ve done. On this day, July 12th, show how grateful you are for your life and Abby’s by doing something for someone else.
In the next few weeks, on this page, we would like you to share ideas of things you would like to do to Pay it forward for Abby. Start thinking now so that on July 12th, you will be ready to go. We would love to see lots of ideas, from both young and old. I know we, as a family, have many things planned already, and will share those with all of you.
On July 12th, we want you to share those things that you were able to do, or things that someone else did for you!
We are so excited to celebrate Abby’s one-year heart anniversary in this way. Nothing makes you feel better than doing something for someone else. Please help us thank Abby’s donor family for her gift of life by Paying it forward for Abby!
“Consciously or unconsciously, every one of us does render some service or other. If we cultivate the habit of doing this service deliberately, our desire for service will steadily grow stronger, and will make, not only our own happiness, but that of the world at large.” Mahatma Gandhi