Editor’s Note: Guest columnist Talia is a 12-year-old on a mission to raise awareness for organ donation.
This week you will read about some interviews from a few adults about organ donation. I interviewed two teachers at my school, Louisville Collegiate, and three other adults that I spend a lot of time with. I hope you enjoy!
The first person I interviewed was my 47-year-old algebra teacher, Kat Crawford. She is an organ donor. When I asked her why she was an organ donor, she responded by telling me that she won’t need any of her organs when she is no longer living; it is a way to give back, and other people who need the organs could use them.
She also told me that her cousin had lupus, and her brother donated a kidney to her cousin about 10 years ago. I asked her, like I asked the rest of the people who I interviewed, “Will you tell people about Talia’s Love for Life Project?” She responded by saying, “Yes! Of course I will!” When she said that, it made me feel really appreciative and it reassured me that people would actually read my article and help me and my project.
Next, I interviewed my Spanish teacher, Mrs. Arielle VanArsdall. She is a 27-year-old organ donor. She said that she was an organ donor because her mom got a transplant that saved her life, when my teacher was in sixth grade. She also said that she wants people to be as lucky as her mom was and it is a way to give back. She told me that she has already told all of her friends and family about my project. I really appreciate that she has already told her friends and family about my project. Thank you!