Just as cancer is a tragic diagnosis, there is tragedy involved in the liver transplant process. One life is given for another. With the limited number of liver transplants available, the process is understandably strenuous to decide who receives them. Much like a current alcoholic would be passed over for the concern that he would damage a new liver in the same way he hurt his own, so a metastatic cancer patient would not qualify either. There is cancer in my blood. Doctors would have no reason to trust that a new liver would not ultimately be infected with cancer tumors just as much as my current one.

Pray with me that this vital organ of mine would continue to function properly (damaged though it may be) and my cancer tumors would shrink. God holds my life in His hands.

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