Monday, December 17, 2007

Texan of the Year Nominations

Thanks to State Rep. Helen Giddings for her nomination of Everson Walls for Texan of the year. He would be my choice because of the unselfishness of his action to donate a kidney to his longtime friend and former Dallas Cowboys teammate Ron Springs. While this act was recent, Everson has been known to be active in the community for years.

State Senator Royce West was also nominated for his work in the Senate, and that should be applauded, but my heart goes out to someone who gives up an organ to save another humans life. This is really important because of the race. Many African Americans do not understand the value of organ donations and this act has helped the community to have a better understanding.

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