The Way I See it # 275
When I wake up in the morning, I want to know that my family,friends and fans know what I believe in and what I’m all about.That’s what should be important.
To laugh often and much;to win the respect of
intelligent people and the affection of children;to earn the appreciation of honest critics and to endure the betrayal of false friends;to appeciate beauty; to find the best in others;to leave the world a bit better whether by a healthy child, a garden patch or a redeemed social condition; to know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is have succeeded.
-Ralph Waldo Emerson
Be who you are and say what
you feel, because those who mind don't matter, and those who matter don't mind.
- Dr. Suess
Our website is dedicated to our father's amazing donor from California and all the inspiring donors that have saved a life through our foundation. ~
THE FLOOD SISTERS RECENT MEDIA
PEOPLE MAGAZINE: Sept 3, 2015
CBS,Sept 3, 2015
New York Times
Our dearest friend and patient, Molly Pearce is at peace in heaven.
Molly was a beautiful inspiring young woman who shared her voice with the world. Molly's mission was to raise awareness for organ donation. We know that Molly's work has just begun.
We love you Molly. Love, Jennifer, Cynthia & Heather Flood
Who We Are
We are three sisters who were on a mission to save our father’s life. We didn’t want to see our father wait on a “death list’ or have to be on dialysis. We wanted to find the best possible outcome for him. Many chronic renal candidates think that there is no hope for them. Our dad felt the same way until we did our research. The three of us knew that there was hope out there, we just had to find it.
We started this foundation so that we can educate people on alternative ways in finding a donor for kidney transplantation. We also hope to bring awareness to our youth through educational seminars about donation. They represent our future and we feel they will be the leaders in advocating living donation. The focus of our foundation is centered on the idea of the “altruistic donor” or unrelated living donor.We have also created our foundation to help people in obtaining a living donor. It is our philosophy that no one should have to wait for a new life on a “death list” or suffer through dialysis if they don’t have to. The more we bring awareness to people on the benefits of living donation, the less need there will be for a waiting list. There also will be less of a kidney shortage as more people realize that unrelated living donors exist. People need to be educated about this growing issue in health care. Also more hospitals are becoming more open to altruistic living donation as these transplants have a higher success rate than cadavers.
Our story is simple. It is a message that conveys the courage to go beyond the norm and act upon it. It is only through courage, persistence, hope and love that we can start saving lives together.
It was the end of the summer of 2007, August to be exact. I sat there in my cubicle looking at my computer screen with a blank stare. I started to think about my father. I wasn’t talking to him for some time. We had been out of touch and it bothered me.
Suddenly, I received a phone call from my sister. Her voice was troubling and she sounded concerned. It was about my father. She had told me in those few minutes that our father wasn’t doing so well. He was told by his doctor that he had 6 months to get a kidney transplant otherwise he would have to go on dialysis. I knew he had been diagnosed with chronic renal failure a couple months ago. She stated to me that he had registered with a hospital in Manhattan to be on the national waiting list in New York. Read More »