Wednesday, June 6, 2007

A tragedy touches home

On Monday evening a plane carrying an organ transplant team and a pair of lungs crashed into Lake Michigan (,2933,278432,00.html) and the track/cross country coach for David's highschool (Fr. Gabriel Richard) was the nurse specialist in charge of getting the organ ready for transplant. Richard Chenault had just led the girl's track team to 2nd place in the State competition and coached several of the girls who broke records.

The plane, the four passengers, the two pilots and the lungs have not been recovered and they are all presumed dead. Now the patient scheduled to get the lungs is in danger of dying also. Obviously this is a tragedy that touches so many different lives and it is even more poignant since these 6 people died while trying to save another's life with an organ of yet another person who had just passed on.

Grant eternal rest unto them O Lord, and may the souls of the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace. Amen.
St. Albert the Great, pray for us. (patron of medical tecnicians)

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