Haunted houses, ghost tours and creepy costumes are all part of the terror we experience during October. Our bodies actually have a real, physiological response to fear, which, when we know it isn't real, becomes fun. Unfortunately, fear is a very real part of everyday life for the 112,000 moms, dads, spouses, friends and children who are waiting for a life-saving transplant and wondering if it will ever come.
A mother recently blogged about watching the documentary "65 Red Roses" about a woman named Eva who suffered from cystic fibrosis and was waiting for a lung transplant. She described the documentary as heart-breaking in her blog because her two year old daughter has cystic fibrosis. Watching Eva in the movie struggle to breathe was frightening. This is the kind of fear that does not disappear with Halloween at the end of October and it is definitely NOT fun.