I saw this in passing via email and on other blogs. This women needs a liver transplant or she will die, and soon.
I saw it a couple of days ago, yet passed. I didn't post it. I think I am the only PR blogger who didn't. And now, I am really late. I debated, do I post now? Do I ignore it and risk being thought insensitive or uncaring?
Why did I pass on it initially? I am feeling guilty and uncomfortable for doing so. I can claim that I was busy, that I saw a bunch of other folks had already posted and my adding it wasn't going to make any difference. True, maybe, but I still feel like a heel.
I have no personal connection to this person. I don't know anyone who has ever needed a transplant, so I have no internal recognition of how difficult it is to get one. Somehow, this situtation just didn't hit me emotionally.
No one has called me out on this, but I am feeling the blog peer pressure all the same; the first time I have ever felt it this strongly. So, now I have posted, while transparently acknowledging my discomfort. And still, my intellectual side is coldly analyzing and throwing out thoughts at me about how this is an example of the effect of blogging on people, communities, etc. I just don't know what else to say [she writes with a sigh, and closes out the post].