I’m sure I’m not the only one who takes things for granted every once and a while. Essential everyday things like running water, the support network of family and friends, my good health….being able to breathe.
Hélène Campbell is 20 years old and requires a double lung transplant. You can learn all about Hélène and her story at http://www.alungstory.ca. I don’t know Hélène personally (she’s a friend of a friend), but her optimism is contagious and I’ve been so inspired by how she has dealt with all of this. A couple of weeks ago she launched a Twitter campaign to raise awareness about the importance of organ donation by tweeting fellow Canadian, Justin Bieber. It worked. Justin Bieber tweeted back, as did several other celebrities, and the registration for organ donors spiked. It was so awesome to see.
Hélène is back with another challenge. Want to do “Degeneres” thing? Watch the video below and see how you can help with just a very little bit of your time!
So starting TODAY! Let’s help Hélène get Ellen’s attention!
(Thanks to my lovely Kate’s Plate readers — I know there aren’t that many of you, but I also know you’re all great! It would be awesome if you could share the video with your friends, too!)
While you’re at it, why not register to be an organ donor?! beadonor.ca
UPDATE! Here is the video that we went Ellen Degeneres to see: