Donor Alliance Advocates for Life are the heart and soul of our efforts to inspire and educate our community about the importance of signing up to be an organ, eye and tissue donor in Colorado and Wyoming. Each of our Advocates have their own unique and inspiring story to tell. In this Advocate Spotlight, meet Linda Seavey, a passionate Liver Recipient from Evergreen, CO. Linda has been a dedicated Advocate for Life for 10 years!
Get to Know Linda Seavey in this Month’s Advocate Spotlight:
What’s your favorite memory of volunteering at Donor Alliance? The opportunity to share about the incredible generosity of my donor family and all of the amazing pieces that had to fit just right at the right time that resulted in me being alive today. I am continually awed by how my life’s journey went in a direction I had no inkling it would have to bring me into a relationship with Donor Alliance and the life saving mission.
What is your favorite season & why? My favorite season is Autumn- I love to feel the cool crispness in the air that arrives after a hot summer. The reds, yellows, oranges in the leaves changing warm my soul- autumn makes me think of home, warm and cozy.
What is your proudest accomplishment? I’m proudest to have been able to be a mom- my children are my greatest accomplishment, although I definitely can’t take credit for everything. I’m so thankful to have had the opportunity to watch them grow into loving, kind, hardworking men with families of their own now and to think I had some small part in that makes me proud.
What is the last book you read? Would you recommend it? The last book I read was “The Book of Lost Friends” by Lisa Wingate. If you enjoy historical fiction, I would highly recommend it.
What song would you sing at karaoke night? I would sing “Everything’s Gonna Be Alright” by Bob Marley.
What is the best piece of advice you’ve ever received? The best advice I’ve learned, especially since my transplant, is “don’t sweat the small stuff”. My unexpected experience of acute liver failure from an unknown cause- needing a lifesaving transplant in less than two months and being incredibly blessed by receving that transplant has put life in a very different perspective and I’m thankful for that.
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