Monday, June 3, 2013


If a 71 year old rocker who has had alcohol and drug addiction can receive  a liver transplant,

Lou Reed
Then why can't a little 10 1/2 year old girl with Cystic Fibrosis receive a lung transplant?
Sarah Murnghan
Sarah and her friends
Now I am not trying to stir up trouble or be judgmental of anyone. I grew up in the 60's. I have chronic health issues. I am sure it is a hard call as to who is able to receive transplants. But...what the heck is going on here that a little girl who has her whole life ahead of her and is desperately ill is considered too young to be in line for a transplant. That is just a my opinion. As an adult I would want to be able to have a transplant if I needed one. But as a mom and a grandma I sure would want my kids or my grandkids (and all five of my grandkids are seven and under), to be able to receive a transplant if they needed it. Sarah has been waiting for 18 months for a transplant. Her doctors say she needs one immediately. Because she is so young they won't allow an adult lung even though it can be made to work for her. All adults are ahead of her on the list. Transplants and who receives them are a touchy subject because it involves life and death for all those involved.
I recently had decided not to post anything much on the blog except what relates to knitting and crocheting , but this little girl's situation is so heartbreaking. When I heard of someone, who I am sure is loved by his family, but has abused his life has received a life saving surgery it broke my heart for Sarah. What do we do?

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