by Kim Hoser
My son Jonah was born 14 years ago with a serious heart defect that changed our lives. He needed several open-heart surgeries but what would save his life in 2001 was a heart transplant. He was only four years old. His donor was seven.
Jonah loved everything OSU. But his ultimate light in his life was Brutus Buckeye.
Hope, Remembrance, and Celebration — concepts that I have experienced separately, but not all at the same time. This changed on April 2, 2011 in a tent full of friends, colleagues, and total strangers.
When I was told that Lifeline of Ohio would be hosting a 24-hour event, I was completely overwhelmed. “How could our small staff pull off such a huge event,” I wondered. The details started coming together in the months leading up to April, and I learned that each hour would be different, but certainly special. (more…)