Wednesday, June 06, 2007

Hope Turns To Tragedy

A transplant of any organ is a miracle, but there is a shortage of organs and people die waiting for the right one. A set of lungs was headed to the Medical Center at the University of Michigan to go into a recipient that was already being prepped to receive the transplant. The plane left Wisconsin with the crew and organs while the patient was prepped, which included opening him up to hurry the operation as much as possible.

The plane with the organs and transplant crew went down in Lake Michigan.

These people died trying to save one life. May they find God's mercy.

No one knows what the next hour, let alone the next day or year will bring. Lives were lost and hope was dashed, but not lost.

"It's our mission to go forward. I'm confident these wonderful individuals would want us to go forward. People with tears in their eyes are delivering the highest quality of care in this nation right as we speak," Kelch said.

That is the spirit to have in such times. May we all have that attitude when disaster and tragedy strike, as it will from time to time.

2 Comments:

Blogger Bob said...

What a sad story, but you are right about the attitude we need to have.

10:40 PM  
Blogger Crazy Politico said...

We had wall to wall coverage on it from the Milwaukee stations. It is a tragedy. You normally think of the folks on the plane who die. But in this case someone died that caused them to be on it, and someone else may because of the crash.

11:21 PM  

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