Thank you to Donate Life and Joey Gase who are remembering and honoring Davey today by putting his picture on Joey’s race car for his last NASCAR race of this season today in Phoenix. We celebrate together this opportunity we all have to donate life to other people. Davey’s final wish on this earth was to be an organ donor. Here is his story –
He had the heart of a warrior and
his heart is still beating.
My son, David Glasser, was a Phoenix Police Officer who was killed in the line of duty on May 18, 2016. He was an organ donor.
Davey was only 34 years-old and in excellent physical condition when he was killed by a shot to his head. The actual process of him donating wasn’t easy for me emotionally. It was hard to say goodbye and walk out of the hospital when drugs were still making his heart beat and machines were making his lungs breath. But he wanted it, so it happened.
As a result, a whole crowd of people are still walking on this earth because they received Davey’s life-giving organs.
And someone got the Heart of a Warrior.
It’s still beating.
This heart beats for justice.
It beats for integrity and honor.
It beats for courage and personal sacrifice.
And it beats strongly for loving God and loving each other.
I believe that each of us has our own Warrior’s Heart. God gave us things we are passionate about – things that make our hearts beat faster. We’re all different so these passions are different as well.
The issues that we really care about are the areas where we are supposed to stand up and do something helpful, something positive.
How do I make a difference in this world?
How do you make a difference?
One very easy way we can make a difference is sign up to be an organ donor like Davey. I’ve done that. Have you? Members of my family have received organs from other donors so we know what a huge blessing it is to people and their families.
Other ways to make a difference aren’t as easy but we need to figure out how to use our passions and our energy to have a positive effect on our world. Don’t just talk about it – do it. What do you get riled up about? What angers you? What frustrates you? That is where your passion lies. But we can’t let the anger and frustration take over – we have to use this energy for good. To help.
One of the failures in our current culture is too many people are spending their precious time and resources standing against and protesting against things.
But what are they standing for? Their time and resources could be used to help people – used to make something good and positive happen.
It’s a choice.
I choose to help others look to God, especially in the darkness. I choose to stand for justice and freedom in our country by standing for the Thin Blue Line between the evil and innocent.
My Warrior’s Heart beats for loving God and loving others.
What does your Warrior’s Heart beat for?
What are you doing about it?
MIss you, Davey.