I honestly have no words for what a awful week this has been for the PH community, for the transplant community and for the CF community.
I told you yesterday that we in the PH community lost one of our dear friends Lynsey and what a awful tragedy that was for us, so unexpected, far to young. She was so lovely always there for people and willing to lend an ear and I know she will be sorely missed by everyone that knew her and was friends with her.
Then this morning I learned of another friend who passed away. Kerry. You may remember be talking about her and her fiancee several times on here. Kerry had Cystic Fibrosis and was a shining light for all who knew her. Kerry was one of the first people to welcome me into the world of transplant just after I had been put on the list, we had some very long conversations and she helped me more than she probably knew. She fought SO very hard, for so very long and I just wish she had got the lungs she so desperately needed.
All this death makes me so very angry because a lot of it doesn't need to happen. I know you cannot stop death it will happen to all of us eventually but Kerry was 23 and if there were more organ donors she could have lived much longer.
I just don't understand why people watch it happen, why people cannot take 2 minutes out of their day to simply sign up and tell their families that is what they want. How hard is that? I don't think it is. 90% of people say they would take a organ yet only 30 odd per cent of people are signed up. We either live in very selfish society or people are just too lazy and thoughtless to do something about it.
Please, Please sign the organ donor register and talk to your families
It is NOT okay to just sit by and watch!