Trau·ma  Junk· ie  ( 'trau-m&  'j&[ng]-kE) n. Slang
  1. One who has an insatiable interest, devotion or addiction to responding and assisting people with serious injury or shock to the body, as from violence or an accident.

Does this ever happen to you?

You sit down to right what you feel will be an amazing post. You assume that it will be riveting, emotional, and thought-provoking. Hell, maybe you even feel that it will cause people to take a second look at their life and realize that there is a lot to be thankful for. You figure that said post will draw a lot of comments, attention, and most of all, will do a great service to the anonymous patients involved by sharing their story.

Then, somewhere in the middle of about the 15th paragraph, you realize that you can't write it. You can't publish it, because things that were said to you by the anonymous patients should be kept between you and them? Ever actually end up feeling that by publishing this post, you will be doing a disservice to one man, woman, and child? What about starting to feel as if you should just let this man rest in peace and not share his tale?

Well, that's happened to me.

Just know that somewhere out there, a man and women who were very in love a long time ago parted ways and were rejoined in the same unfortunate car accident. The man died, the woman lived. The woman was coherent enough to recognize this man as the person she had thought about for the past several years.

Oh, and did I mention the woman's kid is alive because this man made the decision to be an organ donor? Yep.

The kid would have died due to internal injuries sustained to his organs. This woman now knows that the love of her life, the one she lost, has saved the life of her son.

That, my friends, is amazing.

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