A precious gift’: Carmel nurse authors book to dispel organ donation myths

CURRENT | Ann Marie Shambaugh
Robert Horsey displays a copy of his book, “Gifted,” at the Indiana Donor Network. (Photo by Ann Marie Shambaugh)
Robert Horsey has made a career of assisting donor families and recipients as they go through the heart-wrenching process of organ donation.

But that wasn’t enough.

In November, the Carmel resident published a novel titled “Gifted,” a story he hopes will dispel common myths and shed light on the importance of the topic.

“While it’s extremely unfortunate that people pass away and people lose their family members, (organ donation) is a precious gift that can be passed on to help people in need,” said Horsey, an organ recovery coordinator with the Indiana Donor Network. “If I can be a part of that directly by working with the Indiana Donor Network, it makes me extremely happy. If I can help people make that decision through my book, it’s icing on the cake for me.”

Horsey, 49, is pleased with the results since the book’s release. After reading it, his twin brother signed up to be an organ donor. Continue reading
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