This post is written by Rebekah Moomau, a Taylor's Gift Scholarship recipient.
To me, “Outlive Yourself” means to leave a legacy. Not only a legacy after death, but also a legacy and a positive impact anywhere you go. By portraying this attitude, you have the opportunity to positively influence a variety of individuals who meet you throughout your life.
Organ donation has made a huge impact on my life. Not too long ago, a family friend was in need of a heart transplant. After already having a transplant at a young age, it came time again that he was in need of a new, healthier heart. He was placed towards the top of the transplant list because of the level of necessity. It was a very hard and stressful time, but a new heart became available within a week. It was truly a miracle, and if it hadn’t been for the individual who decided to be an organ donor, he might still not be with us today. Organ donation is such an important decision because of the major impact it can have. It not only affects the recipient, but it also influences family and friends.