|Waiting list candidates as of today 9:56pm||115,822|
|Active waiting list candidates as of today 9:56pm||73,847|
|Transplants January - June 2012||13,963|
|Donors January - June 2012||6,930|
There are 41,975 people who need a transplant, but are not eligible (active) at the moment due to being too sick (probably from having to wait too long) or some other formality (paperwork). Only 13,963 transplants have taken place this year. Out of over 100,000 who still need ones. This is just. not. right. So, today is one of *those* days. Probably not the update you anxiously await for on here, but the reality. I'm keepin' it real, people. Real for my fellow liver/transplant parents out there who might have/might be possibly feeling this way. Hey, you're not alone! While I am overjoyed and thankful for all the "normal," there is also the reality that the last year was really shitty. It was. It took a toll on us. Grieving that which we endured will take me a while. I can't not acknowledge it. Shelby was sick, very sick...deathly sick. Its real. There, deep in me some days, and then surfaces on *those* days.