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Advocate Spotlight: Julie Spear

Julie Spear – Donor Mother

Donor Alliance volunteers and advocates are the heart and soul of our efforts to inspire and inform our community about the importance of registering as organ, eye and tissue donors in Colorado and Wyoming. Each of our volunteers and advocates has their own unique and inspiring story to tell. This month, we are featuring Julie Spear, a Donor Mother from Boulder, CO.

What is your favorite memory volunteering with Donor Alliance?

At the Auto Show, a young boy was asking me questions about donation and after answering his questions I asked him if we was going to be a registered donor when he grew up. He replied “No! I’m going to be a cop!”. We then discussed how he could be both.

What is the best piece of advice you’ve ever been given?

Don’t question your past decisions, you know that you always did the best you could at that moment in time.

If you could take an all-expenses paid vacation, where would you go?

I would go to Africa on a safari.

What is the last book you read or movie you saw? Would you recommend it?

The last book I read was The Elephant Whisperer by Lawrence Anthony. I absolutely recommend it, especially to anyone who loves elephants.

What is your proudest accomplishment?

Raising my two sons Evan and Colin to be good, kind and giving human beings.

What song would you sing at karaoke night?

Girls Just Wanna Have Fun by Cyndi Lauper

What is the first thing you would do if you won the lottery?

After I regained consciousness, I would board a plane for a much needed vacation!

What is one thing you could not go a day without?

Without question my family and friends, followed very closely by Chapstick!

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