Written by Kim Hart and Penny Savage, Xerox Corporation
Kim Hart is a busy wife, mom, and full time employee at Xerox. Being a part of her local community and church, she was touched by the Storch family's story. The loss of Taylor and the foundation that followed ignited her desire to make a difference, and she nominated Taylor's Gift for the company's community involvement program. Making the connection even more personal, her co-worker Penny Savage had been personally touched by organ donation through her husband Sam’s heart transplant and wanted to share their story! Kim and Penny believe that "organ donation helps us Outlive Ourselves through the best gift of all… Life."
Sometimes we feel like little hamsters running, running, running on those never ending wheels. We get so caught up in the day-to-day life that we don’t even realize that we’re running in circles. That is, until something happens… something that makes us STOP. Suddenly we’re forced to put everything “important” down, and simply be still.
Four years ago, over Spring Break, I got a slew of urgent prayer requests on Facebook; emails from church friends and neighbors from around town flooded my inbox. In a matter of hours, everyone in town was praying for the Storch family; I immediately recognized the name - it was a wonderful family that I recognized from church. The news was bad, and hearts were heavy. A beautiful girl by the name of Taylor Storch had been injured in a tragic ski accident.
When Tragedy Hits, Hope Rises