13 Years of Thankfulness

13 Years of Thankfulness

It was a truly beautiful morning. A fresh and uncommon snowfall blanketed the city of Vancouver making this day special and memorable. Indeed, for someone who loves snow, this rare occurrence was just another sign of the transformation that was about to take place.  After years of struggle to stay alive, a kidney transplant was [...]

The Sister I Didn’t Know I Had (Part 2)

The Sister I Didn’t Know I Had (Part 2)

Ten years ago I received a lifesaving kidney transplant from Madeleine. The gift of these ten healthy years meant I could travel, take photographs and share my writing with you. Without Madeleine and her generosity there would be no olafphotoblog. During these years, I have spent a lot of time thinking why this woman found [...]