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Waiting for the Gift: Story 1

Living on the List

Story by Joel Swerdlow, Photos by Russell Sparkman

Rick, Abraham, Gary and Linda - along with more than 84,000 people in the U.S. who are waiting for organs - begin a new day. For each of them, it will involve much waiting, reliance upon the love and support of family members, and hard work to stay as healthy as possible. But what they need most can come only through the generosity of strangers.

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