David Y. Lee@davidylee

Producer at @natgeoyourshot
Founder & creative director of @the_waitinglist

bit.ly/the_waitinglist

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David Y. Lee

September 23, 2018 at 7:46PM


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David Y. Lee

[ #whenigotthecall ] “At 11:05PM CDT on September 23, 2015, I received a text from Angel's mom: ‘Omg we got THE CALL!!!!! The lungs are good! They are just running a few tests on the bone marrow. We have to be in Pittsburgh by 9AM. My heart is still pounding.’
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I do not remember how I met Angel and her mom @saidboss80, but I am so glad we connected. They were the first regular contributors for @the_waitinglist, and for three years, her story as a child waiting for the gift of life (#angelswait) inspired me as I developed my non-profit storytelling project humanizing the statistics of organ donation.”

Angel Boston of Reading, PA received her double #lungtransplant on September 24, 2015; she also received a bone marrow transplant on January 28, 2016. #endthewaitinglist


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David Y. Lee

September 21, 2018 at 5:01PM


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September 20, 2018 at 8:55PM. @photovillenyc


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September 20, 2014 at 7:03PM. Four years ago today at their wedding, I organized a wager pool where guests could bet if/when @jliumd and @rpthrill would cry.
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As the newly married couple and wedding party walked down the aisle after the ceremony, Jenn’s brother looked at me and said, “I won” — he bet that she would already be crying when the doors opened...


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"Over 10 years ago we would have never believed in organ donation. We actually thought it was ghoulish, and maybe something you shouldn't do to a body after a person passes, kind of like the saying 'rest in peace.'
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After having my daughter need a heart, after my mother needing a kidney, and after years of meeting people in our situation and seeing their loved ones saved through organ donation, my mind has totally changed. My driver's license has the donor dot. I tell people our story. People need to see how simple it is to sign up, and realize what a big difference they will make in other peoples' lives. It is also way to honor the person that passed on. This is something I think of a lot when I think of the precious gift that was given to my daughter at age 9. I'll always be forever grateful to Doryce Norwood and her family."

Smokey R. Fandel’s daughter Kelci received a #hearttransplant on May 19, 2004. Follow my project @the_waitinglist for more stories about people connected by the one decision to say yes to the gift of life. #endthewaitinglist


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David Y. Lee

September 15, 2018 at 8:07PM


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David Y. Lee

September 7, 2018 at 5:01PM. @ericafalls soundcheck at the @hollywoodbowl


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September 7, 2018 at 4:36PM. @ericafalls


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September 9, 2018 at 7:59PM. And on the third night, I got to be a fan. @ericafalls at the @hollywoodbowl with @boneramabrass.


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September 8, 2018 at 5:21PM. “The things you have to do to stay cute.” — @ericafalls


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September 7, 2018 at 8:22PM. @ericafalls at the @hollywoodbowl with @boneramabrass, opening for @harryconnickjr


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