For my out of class event, I went to a ceremony for my dad at Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens. Since my dad was an organ donor, my mom, brother and I were invited to come to this ceremony, along with about 200 other people, to celebrate the lives of family members who were lost, but gave life to others by being organ donors.
I wish that I could say it was a beautiful ceremony, but it was far from what I expected. I thought that people that had received organs would be sharing their stories about how grateful they are to be given life again but I was wrong. It was just a very sad and depressing get together, almost like another funeral which I did not appreciate. It was supposed to be a positive ceremony from what I understood, but it was just very negative and cheesy, I’m so disappointed with how it turned out. My dad was such a happy funny guy. I know that he’s happy that he was able to save other’s lives and let them see. He would not have wanted the fact that he was an organ donor to be celebrated in such a saddened way.