I spent part of Easter in Barnes Jewish Hospital's Cardiac Care unit talking to a surgeon about one of his patients in desperate need of a heart transplant. He inserted a device in her heart the day before to keep it pumping and to keep other vital organs from failing.
That patient is a 23-year-old woman named Megan Moss. Megan has had heart problems since she was in high school. This past Thanksgiving her heart started failing. She's now at the top of the transplant list and may have little time left if she doesn't get a heart soon.
Her parents and extended family gathered for Easter dinner in the hospital cafeteria a few floors down from Megan.
I spoke briefly with Wayne and Kathie Moss about their daughter's condition, her spirit and her faith. They told me how strong she is even as her heart weakens and how she knows God will take care of her. She's got a sense of calm about her, her parents are amazed by.
The Mosses have plenty on their minds but they wanted to tell Megan's story on TV (Sunday at 10pm on News 4) to spread the word about organ donation. They want everyone who sees or reads the story about their daughter to sign the back of their driver's license and become an organ donor.
Megan's father, Wayne has been keeping a detailed blog since last November on his daughter's failing health. It's heart-breaking and inspiring at the same time. Wayne wants to share it with you. Here it is.