I have been under a seriously blue cloud lately. I think it’s caused by a combination of the stupid sunless weather here in Ohio and a lack of quality sleep. It’s manifested in feeling so kicked in the gut over the state of things – particularly bad news tied to children. I know part of it is just being super sensitive about my baby, but goddamn I bruise pretty easily these days.
I recently saw a post by an old friend about a little girl from my hometown in need of a liver transplant. She didn't get it in time. God damn it. Read this if you can handle the insane sadness. If you can't, then I suggest avoiding it. That baby had the sweetest face.
If you aren't currently an organ donor, please sign up. Stories like this don't need to have such endings.
I felt so angry over this and helpless today. I don't even know the family, but it just sucked so hard. I'm already registered as an organ donor, but I did decide to sign up to join the bone marrow donor pool. I've meant to do it forever, and the process is insanely easy.
I cannot fathom the loss so many families face. I just want to do what little I can to help lessen the chance of more folks going through this so pointlessly.