The contact for the media relations department has kibashed (sp?) my request to have a photographer present during my appointments and most likely killed having him in the operating room and subsequently everywhere else.
Like I said yesterday, I don't take "no" lightly. I fired off several emails to people that have done this, doing this or know someone in high places. Hopefully, something will transpire.
Am I wrong in trying to make something more than what it is? As much as I hate to do it, I look at the numbers as something to ground me and motivate me.
|Waiting list candidates as of today 11:45am|
|All candidates will be less than the sum due to candidates waiting for multiple organs|
|Transplants performed January - July 2006|
|Based on OPTN data as of 10/20/2006|
|Donors recovered January - July 2006|