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I’m an organ donor, have been for years. Today, I encourage you ALL to sign your organ donation cards, get more information, talk to your family members about it, and give someone a second chance at life.
It’s scary to think about organ donation: it forces us to confront our own mortality. I don’t want you to think of it that way: organ donation doesn’t kill people. It saves lives. I’m hoping to live a very, very long time, but after I’m gone, I can only hope that my body can live on in others and better their quality of life.
One organ donor can save up to 8 lives.
First Bieber, now Ellen.
Twenty-year-old Hélène Campbell from Ottawa sure knows how to grab the attention of celebrities in her bid to raise awareness for organ and blood donation.
Campbell desperately needs a new set of lungs after developing idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis over the summer. The lung disorder has damaged Campbell’s lungs so badly in just a few months, her lung capacity is down to 21 per cent. She’s moved to Toronto with her mother while she awaits a transplant.
And I don’t blame her one bit.
If she was an overweight star being bullied for being too big, women everywhere would be livid.
Once again, a reminder: STOP commenting on other people’s bodies. Fight the right battles.
LeAnn brought up some good points in her interview with Ellen, including the fact that calling someone ‘anorexic’ takes away from the real disease, that’s killing millions of girls. It’s also irresponsible, and makes bullying behaviors towards regular people (not celebs) more acceptable, instead of not.
I know it’s difficult for some to feel sympathy for someone who’s “thin”, since we tend to relate more to the bullying of the overweight. But bullying is bullying, and it’s never okay. And if you’ve been following along here, I don’t think commenting on ANYONE’S body is okay or acceptable.
Also: those that may in fact be anorexic can be traumatized by those comments. So while it might seem fun to post comments about someone’s body, those who suffer from the real disease may end up worse off, triggered, or scarred by comments about a body that they already hate. Aside from that, it’s not helpful to anyone and reinforces the idea that looks matter. If they shouldn’t, then we shouldn’t comment.
So, while you might not care for LeAnn’s music, her acting, or her choices, back off the body, ok? I’m not her biggest fan, but even I don’t think the body hate that’s come her way has been nice, fair or just.