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No Silver Bullets

Updated: Mar 19, 2023

NO SILVER BULLETS

Have you listened to the song romanticising donor families and recipients meeting.


Whilst it is a beautiful song and a true fairytale ending, it doesn’t reflect the position of many recipients or donor families.


As I am learning, there is no silver bullet to solve the problems faced in Australia, but with greater understanding and education of the requirement for Next of Kin Consent, donor identification, clinical reporting and inter hospital processes etc., I truly believe things will improve.


I was gifted a second chance by a selfless family who had lost someone but were able to find the compassion to say Yes, when asked.


What I do now is a passion I am blessed to have found and I will dedicate my efforts to for a long time to come.


I am looking forward to celebrating my transplant and second chance at the WTG and will continue to advocate for improvements in organ donation rates.

JUST LIKE THAT

I watched him circle round the block

Finally stopped at mine

Took a while before he knocked

Like all he had was time

Excuse me, ma'am, maybe you can help

The directions weren't so clear

I'm looking for Olivia Zand

They said I might find her here

I looked real hard and asked him

What she's got he's looking for?

Said there's somethin' I think she'd want to know

And I let him in the door

It's not like me to trust so quick

Caught me by surprise

But somethin' about him gave me ease

Right there in his eyes

And just like that your life can change

If I hadn't looked away

My boy might still be with me now

He'd be 25 today

No knife can carve away the stain

No drink can drown regret

They say Jesus brings you peace and grace

Well he ain't found me yet

Na, na, na, na, na

Na, na, na, na, na

Na, na, na, na, na, na

He sat down and took a deeper breath

Then looked right in my face

I heard about the son you lost

How you left without a trace

I've spent years just trying to find you

So I could finally let you know

It was your son's heart that saved me

And a life you gave us both

And just like that your life can change

Look what the angels send

I lay my head upon his chest

And I was with my boy again

I spent so long in darkness

Never thought the night would end

But somehow grace has found me

And I had to let him in

Na, na, na, na, na

Na, na, na, na, na

Na, na, na, na, na, na

Na, na, na, na, na

Na, na, na, na, na

Na, na, na, na, na, na

Na, na, na, na, na

Na, na, na, na, na

Na, na, na, na, na, na

Na, na, na, na, na

Na, na, na, na, na

Na, na, na, na, na, na

Source: Musixmatch

Songwriters: Bonnie Raitt

Just Like That lyrics © Open Secret Music

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