If Coach Mickelson were ten years younger, I’d give him a 60% chance of living another three years. Given his age and current lung capacity, though, he won’t make it three months without a transplant. I haven’t seen a case go downhill this quickly in my entire career, and I hope I never do again. I’ve spoken with the transplant coordinator, and he’s at the top of the wait list. The surgical staff is on alert in case a miracle occurs and we can save him, but someone has to die for him to live. A catch-22 if there ever was one.
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