by Locker Room contributor
Joe, I am appalled by the woman you cite from the NPR report, who now wishes she had the $500 a month she evidently thinks she “lost” by paying for her husband’s heart transplant. First, to equate a husband to cash makes my skin crawl. Second, receiving a heart is a blessing and her cavalier attitude is an insult to the donor families — like mine — who have looked beyond their grief at the worst moment of their lives and donated organs and tissues so that others can live. Right now there are about 85,000 people across this country who are waiting for a life-saving organ. Many of them will die waiting. I’m willing to bet a million bucks every one of them is praying for the opportunity this woman was given.