Life after Transplant

Words Have Impact: What to say (and not say) to the parent of a transplant recipient

The words that we speak have an impact; often more so than we know. Off-handed comments spoken with the intention of being helpful are often hurtful, frustrating or maddening. It is impossible to know what someone is going through, so a comment that may be sloughed off as simple ignorance one day could have a… Continue reading Words Have Impact: What to say (and not say) to the parent of a transplant recipient

Life after Transplant

What little they know.

As I sit in the staff room eating my lunch, I listen to the chatter happening around me. We speak about students, supplies, our families, daycare, sports and what's for dinner tonight. It's nice to be able to speak to adults for a while. Then, the discussion turns to how ridiculous it is that kids… Continue reading What little they know.