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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DECEMBER 23–Remedies for LOVE

We came home yesterday. Our wonderfully kind friend Jimmy C sent his plane for us in Pittsburgh, and Oh my God!—it made for an easy, stress-free transfer, and we couldn’t be more grateful. To just get driven to the airstrip, board the plane, kind pilots, up we go, 50 minutes: home. Home. My wonderful sister […]

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JUNE 29–The Update

I’ve been trying to write an update, with great difficulty. A lot has changed; nothing has changed—still waiting—and all the national emotion of the past week left me feeling oddly subdued, not ready to talk about our own issues.  But here we go– One crappy new thing has afflicted Caitlin.  She has been unusually hoarse […]

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JANUARY 31–Small Potatoes in the World of Miracles

Caitlin here, As you may know, I’ve been gracing your Facebook news feeds here and there with posts about my efforts to save the Prouty Garden at Boston Children’s Hospital. Tom Farragher wrote a great column in today’s Boston Globe, bringing more, much-needed public awareness to the issue.  It’s a little awkward to see my […]

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