Five years ago, my brother-in-law suffered a brain aneurysm. His wife and his sister (my wife) married grief with hope. And three still-strangers benefited from donation of Ralph's liver and kidneys.
A few weeks ago, at a Christmas party celebrating the birth of a grandson, I met a quiet, thoughtful young man who had sentences from Jack London's "Call of the Wild" tattooed on the inside of an arm.
Daniel Canal, a graduate of CSU Stanislaus, received a new liver, pancreas, stomach and intestine -- three times. Here's a story he authored in 2001: