An Exciting Start to My Career
If you’ve visited Lifeline of Ohio in the last two months, you may have recognized a new face sitting at the front desk in the communications office. I’m Anna McGuire and I am the new Communications Assistant. I joined the Communications Team in November, and I truly have learned something new every day since then.
My first “aha!” moment came on Thanksgiving Day. I had spent a little more than a week at Lifeline of Ohio and my head was swirling with information. That day, I watched Carolyn Glaspy, mother of deceased NFL star Chris Henry, share her grief in losing a son, and joy in seeing his legacy live on in those who needed a second chance. There was not a dry eye in my own living room, and I knew that her story would touch the hearts of many across the country. I realized in that moment that this inspiring story was just the beginning of my journey and that lifesaving gift of donation is not just something you see on TV.
Over the past few months, I have also met the most amazing people who have been touched by the “Gift of Life” right here in central Ohio. It is remarkable to have met those who said “yes” to donation in a tragic moment and, even through grief, were willing to give life. I have also met individuals who have received the “Gift of Life” through transplantation and are able to share their story in the hope that it will inspire others to say “yes” to donation.
Working at Lifeline of Ohio has been the most rewarding start to a career in communications that I could have imagined. I am proudly a “believer” in organ and tissue donation and I am thrilled to continue working with and for such amazing people.
– Anna McGuire, communications assistant