DECEMBER 26–Boston Globe Tribute to Caitlin

Deep thanks to Bryan Marquard and The Boston Globe for writing this beautiful tribute to Caitlin, and publishing it on the front page today: Caitlin O’Hara, who brought compassion to others while she sought a transplant, dies at 33 Caitlin’s death was ultimately caused by her too-long wait. The surgery itself was technically easier than […]

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APRIL 24–“The timeless, repetitive waiting.”

Well, today marks one year on the transplant list. On April 24, 2014, Caitlin wrote a blog post about what was ahead. And what was ahead has turned out to be a very long wait. I was telling a friend that it reminds me of the beautiful show and Pulitzer Prize-winning book, (TALES OF THE) […]

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APRIL 1–Lots of “Months”

My lighter side loves April Fool’s Day. My literary side loves National Poetry Month. But our beautiful Caitlin has been waiting almost a year for a lung transplant, and what’s most on my mind is that April is also Donor Awareness Month. So click on the photo for a poem that rethinks the way we […]

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MARCH 15–Winter to Spring

Today marks three months here, but this beautiful painting, which our wonderful friend, Stephanie Danforth, recently painted and sent to Caitlin, reminds us that spring is imminent, and that every day spent waiting means one fewer day to wait. PS: If you want to follow this blog, just click +Follow, down to the right, and […]

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May 27 – The Start of Summer, & Waiting

We’ve been getting  a lot of questions that make us realize that the average person doesn’t realize just how scarce organs are. But scarcity is why people wait so long, and generally have to be far sicker than they need to be before surgery. Last year, donations of all organs were, unfortunately, down in the […]

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