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WORDS OF WISDOM FROM HUGH JACKMAN.

 HUGH JACKMAN TALKS WITH THE MOMS ON 

WHAT'S IMPORTANT IN LIFE!

LIFE SAVING LESSONS WITH WILL AND JADEN SMITH

 

Themoms.com have really fun events with celebrities who always share life saving insight and advice with others.  This time there was an "After Earth" screening with Will and Jaden Smith, who gave a question and answer period after the show. 

I attend a lot of Torah classes and really do believe in God.  I find that God talks to people in many different ways:  to some through the Torah; to others through blockbuster celebrities on the big screen.  I will not go into what "After Earth" is about since the title speaks for itself.  I will briefly tell you a life lesson that this movie, through Will Smith, teaches us:  live in the present.  This is a lesson that I have also learned in Torah class.  

In this movie Will Smith's character, General Cypher Raiges, teaches his son, who is dazed and confused by the danger surrounding him, to stop and think.  He tells him to: kneel on one leg; notice what he smells; notice what he sees; notice what he is feeling; and, most importantly, root himself in the present.  I've heard this message in Torah class numerous times:  be in the present since you only have now.  The past is behind; the future is out there; all we have is this moment. 

Another lesson that was taught in Torah class, and now I hear it on the big screen, is that we always have free will.  In this movie many animals and creatures are trying to kill Will Smith and his son.  Will Smith's major message is:  fear is a choice; danger is real.  In Torah class I have often heard that we have the ability to choose how we want to act in a given situation.  Torah class always teaches us to show restriction because, ultimately, God is in control.  Will Smith's lesson in this movie to his son, and to the masses, is that we can choose to be fearful, that's up to us.  We have the choice.  Danger means take the appropriate steps to be safe, but you don't have to be fearful. 

 

And, lastly, at the Question and Answer period with Will and Jaden, Will speaks about why he takes on certain projects.  I personally love that this man is using his fame and fortune to teach, to inspire and to add value to others' lives.  Listen to Will Smith's own words, above, as he explains his life saving mission here on earth.

Bonnie Gives Kidney & 4 Lives Saved!

 
 
Bonnie Larosa is a true hero.  Bonnie saw a news segment about a man who needed a living kidney donor and acted on saving a life.  The man in the news segment, Torrey Green already had a donor and Bonnie was asked to test for someone else who needed a living kidney donor.  Bonnie's trip to the hospital ended up saving four lives when she entered an altruistic chain. An altruistic chain begins when the non-directed donor gives to a person waiting for a transplant, and that recipient’s willing—but incompatible—donor gives to another person waiting, and so on. Each living donor in the system gives to a stranger, and the chain of donors is kept going as long as possible. Using the media to save lives, works, this time four lives are saved. Save 1 Person and you never know who will come along for the ride of life.
 
 
 

How Can We Save More Lives?

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Guidance from a Stranger?  How Can We Save More Lives when it comes to Living Organ Donation?
 
Over the years, with Save 1 Person (Save1person.org) I've seen when you get media attention for someone who needs life-saving help there are many people willing to save a life.  This is especially true when it comes to living kidney donation. For instance, when Elaine Deleon's need for a living kidney donor was picked up by Fox's Good Day NY, close to 200 people wrote in to possibly donate a kidney.
 
We can get many people to be living kidney donors.  Often, the hospitals are not equipped for the overflow and actually turn donors and donees away.  Please keep in mind that the purpose of this post is not to bash hospitals who save lives. They are doing the best they can.  The purpose of this post is to see if a different angle of the situation can create new answers and solutions to emerge which can help a greater number of people who need living organ donors.
 
Over the years people who wanted to donate a kidney have told me, in some cases, the hospital discourages them.  Some people, understandably so, are ruled out right away if they have previous health issues such as cancer, heart conditions, kidney stones and other conditions. I've heard potential donees say that hospitals don't get back to them.  Some hospitals won't even take strangers who come from the media because I'm told through the grapevine, these people are more likely to not follow through, so it's not worth the time and effort.  Each hospital is different.
 

Read more: How Can We Save More Lives?

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