Monday, May 04, 2009

Lung transplant recipient designs beautiful jewelry

From left: Chris Sanborn, Bette Luksha-Gammell, Merv Sheppard
Lung transplant recipients all
Bette is wearing the hand-made pendant that caught my eye.
(Click on image for larger photo).

I attended a meeting of lung transplant recipients in San Francisco recently and that's where I first met Bette Luksha-Gammell. She was wearing an exquisite green ribbon pendant that immediately caught my eye. When she said she made it herself I was amazed. Every day after that Bette showed up wearing another of her designs.

Bette has had a double-lung transplant, a single-lung transplant and a kidney transplant. I was so impressed with how she has taken hold of her life following these three transplants and did something positive with it I decided to promote her here on my blog. Check out her on-line store.

After receiving my life-saving transplant my outlook on life has changed. I believe that what doesn't kill us makes us stronger and that we are presented with just what we can manage. Bette is a wonderful example of how to deal with the challenges that face us and it is my great pleasure to have met her.

Once again, here's the link to her on-line store:

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