Sally Jacobson just had a birthday party for her liver. Sally is only 78, but her liver is 100 years old. Really. If you’re thinking you’re too old for something – anything – this story should give you a reason to look at things differently.
In 2006, Sally was near death, waiting for a liver to become available for transplant. When her surgeon asked her if she was open to an older liver from an 81-year-old man who had died of an aneurysm, she gratefully accepted. Now, 17 years later, Sally is well, enjoying the three grandchildren who have been born since her transplant, and an advocate for organ donations in her home state of North Dakota.
Here’s the Proof
At 100 Year Lifestyle, we always say that age isn’t an issue when it comes to your health. Sally is living proof that age certainly isn’t an issue when it comes to organ donation.
Aging isn’t a disease. You can get older without getting old. In other words, it’s possible for much of your body to be in good working order until your last breath…and beyond. Luckily for Sally, that was clearly the case with her donor.
Age Isn’t An Issue
In fact, Cecil Lockhart passed at the age of 95 and currently holds the record for being the oldest organ donor on record. The previous holder of that title was 93 years old.
Cecil’s family said he wanted to become an organ donor after his son, Stanley, healed the lives of 75 people through tissue donation and restored sight to two others through cornea donation after he died in 2010.
Organ donation is just one way to have a tremendous impact and leave a living legacy behind, regardless of your age.
Your Amazing Body – At Any Age
At the 100 Year Lifestyle we want you to enjoy the longest, healthiest life possible. Whether you are 9 or 90, you have an amazing body. By the time you turn 90 your heart will have beat 3.15 billion times. You will have taken at least 756,864,000 breaths一substantially more if you’ve done heavy exercise during those years! Those functions, and many more, aren’t tied to the calendar or the clock on the wall. They are tied to your lifestyle choices.
Your amazing body will continue to be amazing for as long as you treat it well and make smart choices…and then potentially beyond! Regular chiropractic care, keeping your internal communication strong and clear by removing subluxations or nerve irritations, will help keep you strong and healthy at any age.
There is a 100 Year Lifestyle provider near you, ready to help you on your journey for as long as possible!