It’s a sobering thing to realize that I wouldn’t be here today if someone hadn’t given me the gift of life.  Six years ago today, my life was saved by a kidney transplant.  Since then, I have been blessed to be on American Idol, release a full-length album, write a book, travel the world, and marry the love of my life.  It amazes me to think that the selfless decision my donor made in giving me that gift set into motion a chain of events and experiences that have made such a profound impact on who I am today, and I now know what it means to truly say, “thank you is not enough.”

We all come into contact with people that change our lives for the better.  Who has changed your life?  What gift has that person given you?



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