To the editor:
I am an avid Kansas University sports fan. I am extremely proud of the Jayhawk team that played in the national championship basketball game, what they accomplished last year and what they will accomplish this year. I’m sure K-State fans are equally proud of their high rankings in football this year.
I read an article the other day, however, that places pride in sports accomplishments in their proper perspective. I read that the KU Medical Center saved the lives of two ladies by a liver transplant using the liver from only one donor. I started thinking just how truly amazing this was. Upon further research I found that the KU Medical Center performed 85 liver transplants last year.
Also, thanks to a donation from Dr. William Reed, the KU Medical Center will be performing heart transplants in the near future. Now this is something if you are a Jayhawk fan to be really proud of. Pride in your local sports teams is fine and can be a lot of fun as long as you consider there are many more important things in life to be proud of !