Pastor Eddie Rodriguez signed up to be an organ donor for many reasons. On one hand, he believes that to be absent from the body is to be present with God. Our bodies return to dust, and if someone else can live or benefit from them, then what a blessing and opportunity we have. Pastor Eddie saw firsthand how a donation from someone he had never met helped his nephew, Mikie, get a life-saving kidney transplant. It was an answer to prayer.
Pastor Eddie Rodriguez was very sick and didn’t think he had anything worth donating. I’m sure he would be thrilled to know that he was able to donate his eyes and help two blind people receive sight. For us, his family, what a blessing to know he continues to give sight to others.
- Irene Marin Thompson