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JustOneGodLessThanU Dec 27, 3:33 p.m.
I've always been an organ donor. Are you? When I'm dead, they can have and harvest anything that they want. And unlike 97% of Americans, I'm vegan and a workout fiend, so we're talking good stuff here. :-)
I also work hard to make life better here-and-now for people less fortunate...all year long...not just one day in December.
Bottom line: Humans make these wonderful situations possible...not the supernatural.
Think of polio...how it was humans who created a vaccine to stop a disease that maimed and killed children for thousands of years...while the gods looked on. Think of the 30,000 children who starve to death on planet earth every day.
We humans must fix this or it won't get done. Step up.
smdrn Dec 27, 9:43 a.m.
Yes, there is a lot of science and know-how behind transplants. But the miracle is finding the match. Whether or not you believe in a higher power, it's like winning a huge Powerball lottery all by yourself. My 11 yr old nephew wasn't so lucky. He died before a donor was available. And as a former transplant Case Manager, I have seen too many people not get their miracles either. Transplant success stories are miracles. You can do everything right and take the best anti-rejection meds on the market and still not make it. So there is something more than science at work here.
DaddysAngel27 Dec 26, 5:01 p.m.
@allinfantsareatheists: Keep you're immature posts off of here, no one wants to hear you're negativity or sarcastic comments! It is a miracle that she had gotten a second set of lungs! I am thankful and thank God that she did. I lost my 11 mth. old grandson to CF.
chrisnrali Dec 26, 3:30 p.m.
alldumassesareliberal, Just can't stand someone else with an opinion or belief that differs from yours, can you? Do everyone on here a favor and keep your sarcastic dribble to yourself. btw isn't there a march or parade in chapel hill you're missing? Get off your mothers computer and clean you bedroom.
heelsgirl05 Dec 26, 1:07 p.m.
@allinfants, it is pretty impossible to get a first set of lungs, let alone a second set of lungs. Maybe not a miracle, but pretty close to it. No one in this article was trying to deceive people or deny recognition to those who deserve it. That is not why healthcare providers (nurses, docs, etc.) even enter the profession. they enter it to help people like this lady here. It even says at the end the family wants to meet with the donor family.
JustOneGodLessThanU Dec 26, 12:15 p.m.
That's a great story, but how about sticking to the facts?
Science, education, training, medicine and loads of other rational, human actions made this possible. These stories couldn't be more anti-miracle.
Thank you, to all humans involved with this who worked hard, often for your entire lives and with great personal sacrifice, to make these success stories possible. Keep up the great work!
Published: 2008-01-11 14:37:00
Updated: 2010-06-21 13:53:03