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Waiting for the Gift: Story 2

The Wait Ends for Gary

Story by Joel Swerdlow, Photos by Russell Sparkman

Two transplant candidates feel increasing pressure. Heart transplant hopeful Rick Williams has only 16 days left in the top priority category. Gary Bush has waited six years and has been called three times recently with the offer of a new kidney. Each time, the kidney went to someone else. By day's end, Gary will be on the operating room table, and Rick will be sitting awake and alone, sensing that his big day is coming.

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