Has anyone seen Ava's Ted Talk?
Have you seen this Ted talk from Ava? She's a heart transplant recipient and so incredible!
Ava is incredible and has created a nonprofit for providing housing for transplant patients and their caregivers so they can get a transplant. If someone cannot afford 3 months of housing after a transplant by their transplant center, they are turned away from even getting put on the list. This is a tragedy. And it, of course, negatively impacts those who are the most vulnerable and discriminated against the most.
I love how in the Ted talk, Ava decides to give her life to this mission. As a transplant recipient, I'm so glad she is giving a voice to this issue. And I think that as a transplant community, it's time to stand up and let our voices be heard that housing is a vital extension of medical care and should be a requirement to provide for those who financially qualify for it.
How much money you have should not impact whether or not you get your life saved. This is a true tragedy. Let's let our voices be heard in government and in the medical community.