The cold, germy months of winter are the toughest for CFers, especially those who are already hanging by a thread. Just in the past few weeks, I've read of a half-dozen CFers passing away, some who were waiting for their new lungs.
Please, take the time to pray for the Cystic Fibrosis community this winter. And, if you haven't already, please, please, please, consider becoming an Organ Donor. Here are a couple of quick Organ Donation & Transplantation facts:
> There are over 100,000 people, the size of a small city, on the transplant list in the US.
> There were less than 10,000 deceased organ donors in the US last year. (that's a ratio of 1 organ donor to every 10 transplant patients).
> In the time it takes you to shower today, 1 new name is added to the US transplant waiting list.
> From the time you woke up this morning to the time you wake up tomorrow morning, 18 people will die waiting for their transplant in the US.