Beeper to signal new life

My nephew just sent me this article from the local paper about one of his friends. They’ve known each other since my nephew was five.

Asher McGirt and his mother, Janet, have unusual summer plans:

They’re waiting for the sound of a beeper.

The beeper, when it vibrates and bleats, will signal that a set of lungs has been found for Asher, a sixth-grader at Moore Square Magnet School in Raleigh.

“It’s strange, of course, because it means that we’re waiting for a donor to … well, die,” Janet McGirt said.

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