We highlight 1 person in the media weekly who needs a medical miracle and ask audiences to save a life.
Save 1 Person Alert, indirectly saves another life, through the miracle of the media. Hear from Torrey from Florida, what it's like to have your life saved from a complete stranger through the media... To watch complete coverage of the PIX story click here: http://helpmehoward.pix11.com/2014/07/08/it-was-meant-to-be-howards-helps-art-teacher-find-kidney-donor/
Hear from Sara from NJ who gave her kidney to a complete stranger after seeing on TV, Torrey's medical emergency.
What are Miracles from Heaven? Jennifer Garner stars in this movie about a child who is dying from a rare disease and is miraculously saved as a result of a freak accident. As a mom, it was difficult watching some of this movie, because I felt every emotion, as if that child was mine who was in so much pain and suffering. I felt the anguish of the mom not knowing how to save her own child. And then ultimately when there was nothing else left to do but pray, I dug into my own soul to see the depth of my own faith and belief in G-d. The movie was brilliant in reminding us that there are miracles everywhere. It reminds us that we are all connected. It reminds us that miracles could be as big as a cure for a very sick child to the miracle of a stranger being a secret angel in a time of need. This movie was real, it pulled at your heart strings and it reaffirms what I believe, there are G-dly messages everywhere, whether it be wisdom shared in a church or synagogue or going to a Moms event with Jennifer Garner. G-d talks to everyone in different ways, this time it's through one of America's biggest and brightest stars, Jennifer Garner. Miracles from Heaven are everywhere and it's up to us to keep our hearts and eyes open to be witness to them. Thanks Moms for always having interesting and thought provoking events that make you ponder the meaning of life. Save 1 Person. Save The World one miracle at a time.
I worked at TV networks years ago, and I loved the glitz and glamour of it. What it lacked for me sometimes was meaning. I remember promoting Cindy Crawford's latest look at the beach or Monica Lewinsky's sexcapades and I would think is this all there really is in life? After I left the fast paced environment of the TV industry, I started a non profit called Save 1 Person. Although I love this work, and there's nothing more fulfilling than to see your team, as part of the process to save a life, at times this work can be very heavy. Since I've been attending, The Moms events (Themoms.com) it's been combining two worlds I love, one of intrigue and one of meaning. Since, I've been attending the Moms events it reminds me that there are many, many ways to save a life. Quite, often it's sharing stories of hope, inspiration and courage from all walks of life. Everyone has a story that can touch, move and inspire others to carry on and fight the good fight despite the obstacles along the way. And we need desperately to hear these stories, to know we are not alone. And that others have persevered and others have created a path, and if they can overcome their challenges, we can too.
Giant's Star Odell Beckham Junior scores for saving lives!
ET's Nancy O'Dell Uses the Media to Find a Cure for ALS!
Michael Rapaport Believes in the Media to Save Lives!
Dr. Ron Richman from NY recieved a gift of a lifetime, a kidney, from a stranger in FLorida. This life saving match was created when Channel 11's, Howard Thompson (Help Me Howard) picked up a Save 1 Person News Alert to save a life.
Email from Dr. Richman, four years later, "Hi Lauren, Can't believe it has been 4 years since my transplant, I am doing great and living life to the fullest. want to thank you again from the bottom of my heart for your efforts to save my life. I am so lucky to see my children become wonderful productive adults. Life is great when you have health and a great partner-Karen, to share it with. You, Chaya, Allen and of course Lloyd are true miracles sent from G-D! Happy Thanksgiving Ron Richman
Save 1 Person is designed to save lives through the media and it works! This media campaign is something the world can particpate in, whether it be making sure the life to save gets on the nightly news, or seeing if you're a bone marrow match for a child with Leukemia, or donating a kidney. We can all participate in saving lives through the power of the media.
There should be mandatory Save 1 Person units in every media outlet across the world. Two Save 1 Person Alerts would run on every Save 1 Person affilliate each week. One Save 1 News Alert would run globally for a specific person with a life saving need. And the other Save 1 News Alert that would run that week would be a specific life saving need of someone in that community. For instance, if someone was in need of a bone marrow match in Poland, this Save 1 Alert could run in Idaho. In addition, that local station in Idaho,not only would run the Save 1 Alert for someone in Poland, but for someone with a life saving need in that specific region in Idaho.
Another take away from this city was that I was exposed to a different religion and culture. What I saw was a deeply spiritual people who believe in the triumph of good over evil as celebrated in the Festival of Lights or Diwali. And that even though I'm Jewish and believe in one God, what united me at least to this culture is we all believe in a higher intelligence and we all have an essence that connects us to something greater than ourselves. And it was exquisite to see the level of faith that unites us all.
1010 Wins Radio in celebration of their 50th Anniversary, featured local heroes and I received a call to do a segment becasue of my work at Save1person.org. It was quite the honor, because sometimes I doubt the reason why I do this work and its progress at times. My dream is huge and that is to have Save 1 Person units in every media outlet across the globe, where a reporter at a station broadcasts the need of someone who needs a medical miracle and then their audiences respond to save a life. And every media outlet is branded Save 1 Person. Right now there's one office, that's me. Imagine if their were Save 1 Person offices all over the globe. That's the dream to turn media into a life saving mechanism now and for generations to come. Below is the link to the sixty second 1010 Wins Radio segment. I can't help to think that we are all heroes when we reach out to another to make a difference. Whether it's a mommy staying up all night with her sick child, or holding that door open for the elderly woman and / or donating bone marrow or a kidney. When we take time out to make a difference in the life of someone else, lives change for the better and it causes infinite ripple effects unseen by the human eye.