Happy Holidays and happy almost new year. I hope your holidays were as healthy and happy as mine. Since my last post I have cut my hair, finished my first semester of college, and turned nineteen. Overall it has been a very liberating couple of months since I left for college. For the first time in my life I am with almost all people who simply don't consider my medical “stuff.” It is so normal to be a college student. While my main group of friends at school know what I went through a couple years ago, each semester brings classmates, professors, and acquaintances who judge for my intellectual and moral merit, without the cloud of “holy bejeezus you did what?” always ringing in the back of their mind. That’s not to say that I don’t appreciate the kind and understanding people that went through my transplant journey with me, but that I am pleased that I have my first chance to start fresh. Anyway, I just wanted to say that I am happy and healthy, have a great family, great friends, great professors, and a spectacular roommate.