Wednesday, January 13, 2010

The Gift of Life

To Remember Me - I will live forever
Robert N. Test

The day will come when my body will lie upon a white sheet neatly tucked under four corners of a mattress located in a hospital; busily occupied with the living and the dying. At a certain moment a doctor will determine that my brain has ceased to function and that, for all intents and purposes, my life has stopped.

When that happens, do not attempt to instill artificial life into my body by the use of a machine. And don't call this my deathbed. Let it be called the bed of life, and let my body taken from it to help others lead fuller lives.
Give my sight to the man who has never seen a sunrise, a baby's face or love in the eyes of a woman.
Give my heart to a person whose own heart has caused nothing but endless days of pain.
Give my blood to the teenager who has pulled from the wreckage of his car, so that he might live to see his grandchildren play.
Give my kidneys to the one who depends on a machine to exist from week to week.
Take my bones, every muscle, every fiber and nerve in my body and find a way to make a crippled child walk.
Explore every corner of my brain.
Take my cells, if necessary, and let them grow so that, someday a speechless boy will shout at the crack of a bat and a deaf girl will hear the sound of rain against her window.
Burn what is left of me and scatter the ashes to the winds to help the flowers grow.
If you must bury something, let it be my faults, my weakness and all prejudice against my fellow man.
Give my sins to the devil.
Give my soul to God.
If, by chance, you wish to remember me, do it with a kind deed or word to someone who needs you. If you do all I have asked, I will live forever.

This poem I’ve found from the website one year ago. After read through this poem, I felt it is quite conscious and touching, so I just copy and paste it here to share with you.
To Remember Me....... It is impossible to force everyone in this world to remember me unless I am a well-known figure.....hahaha
May be this few words I will say to my lover, parents, my children or grandchild in the future. We all do not know where we will go and what will happen after we have death......but one thing I believe that if our organ and tissues are still functioning after we have died, we can donate and help others who need our help.
Past few years, we can read the newspaper reported that many transplantation surgeries were held in Malaysia, how mighty the organ donor and the number of organ donor is keep increasing....even though there is increasing in small number but such a good news for the patients who need organ transplantation. I still remember that when i decided to sign up as an organ donor, I do not ask permission from my family because I was above 18 years old, I have the right to decide what I should do.
After one week I have signed up, when I went back to my hometown, I told my mum that I have already signed up as an organ donor. At that moment, my mum din show any reaction to me and just told me, "alright... son, this is your choice!"....... Then I was started explain to her the benefits and purpose to be an organ donor, I know my mum wont combat me as an organ donor because she is a open-minded person......hehe
In last time, the old generation sure will reject be an organ donor because they said if u have death, u must 'to stay the whole corpse' (所谓死都要留全尸) if not, this is not good.... After that, when i asked for the reason, they sure cant give me the exactly answer..... they will alway answered, "I say not good ma not good, dont do it!! It's not good for u....." but I alway like to kacau them and asked, "If not good, sure got reason rite? Please tell me the reason why it's not good.... plz, plz, plz...." When they cannot answer my question, they will cabut away..... hehehe Am I so bad? XD
After few minutes past, my mum asked me, "son, at the end if we regret to let u as an organ donor, can we reject it?......."

I said, "Sure, mum, the final decision is in your hand, if after I death, you dun wan my organ to be removed for the purpose of transplantation, you can reject it...."

I do not know what're the reason my mum will asked this type of question, maybe she will regret in the future........hahaha but I have told her that I really wish to be an organ donor , that's why i signed up for it!! I have signed up as an organ donor since May 2008, the Hospital has gave me a light green colour Malaysian Donor card and ask me to keep it. This is the Malaysian Donor card look like:

The following is the Chinese version, which is translated by
苏惠智 (中华民国器官捐赠协会创会秘书长)

如果你要怀念我 To Remember Me
那表示, 我的生命已经结束了。

让我的眼 - 给一位从来没有见过人世的人;
将我的心 - 给一位拥有一颗使他痛苦的心脏的人;
把我的肾 - 交给那老是去洗肾的人;
用我的筋骨、 神经,让跛脚的孩童行走;


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