[ #whenigotthecall ]
"When I got THE CALL, I was a junior at Grosse Pointe North High School sleeping during study hall — because of too many sleepless nights worrying about my dad — when my teacher woke me up saying that she was going to walk me down to the office, where I would meet my twin brother and sister — who were freshmen at the time — to discuss a phone call they received about my dad. My heart broke right away, tears poured down my face. I remember looking at her and saying, 'Please just let me go back to sleep if you are taking me to hear that he lost his battle.'
That walk straight down the hall seemed a mile long. When we got to the office, my mom's friend was jumping up and down screaming that a donor had been found and that we needed to get to @uofmichigan in Ann Arbor right away. Every emotion ran through my mind and body. I was terrified, ecstatic, nervous, anxiety filled, and numb all at the same time. I just started praying, right then and there. I did not know what else to do but to pray."
From @the_waitinglist guest contributor Shae McGarvah of Grosse Pointe Woods, MI. Her dad James received a bilateral #lungtransplant on April 23, 2010. (Photo courtesy of Shae McGarvah) #endthewaitinglist