The Waiting List
Over 100,000 people in the United States are currently waiting for an organ transplant and that number increases every day. With so many Americans in need of organs, only 35 percent of Americans are registered to be organ donors. Despite the shortage of organs, those on the Waiting List live in a constant state of hope that their name will be the next called on the list.
Daniel Mountcastle is married and a father of three young children. He lives in Lake Worth, Florida and has end-stage cardiomyopathy, a life threatening heart condition. He has been on the Waiting List for a new heart since June 2009. His life is a constant waiting game, hoping for the call that will give him a new life, while at the same time trying to maintain a normal family and work life. This photo essay tells the story of Daniel's life and what he and his family stand to lose if he does not receive a new heart.