I wanted to write this post yesterday, but I don't even know where to start. I do funny. I write about falling off treadmills or my dog making me chase her around the neighborhood for hours. But there is nothing funny about this story. Nothing. In fact, I'm angry.
I hope that by now you've heard about Amelia Rivera, a 2 year old with Wolf-Hirschorn Syndrome, who is being denied a liver transplant by the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia because she is mentally delayed. No, that's not a typo. They won't give her one because when she's 30 she might forget to take her medicine. Apparently, the life of someone, a CHILD, with mental retardation is not worth their time. Oh, to add to this, they are going to find their own donor. Her family isn't even trying to get her on the general donor list.
Here is the link to the posing that this baby's mom made about her visit to CHOP. http://www.wolfhirschhorn.org/2012/01/amelia/brick-walls/
So, what can you do? You're just one person, right?
- Sign the petition at Change.org:
- Contact the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia Office at 267-426-6983 or by e-mail: FamilyRelations@email.chop.edu.
- Leave a message on the Facebook page of the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia: