and on Yom Kippur it is sealed
I don’t believe in the kind of God who would decide whether or not to let a little girl make it based on how many people are praying for her. (And I know Moreena doesn’t believe in God at all.) But I’m praying for her nonetheless. I firmly believe that prayer is a positive thing to do, even if no one’s exactly listening.* If you’re so inclined, you might spare a prayer or two for Annika, her family, and the brave family that donated the liver.
*Earlier this month, I decided that I felt more or less the same way about political canvassing — I’m not sure I changed anyone’s votes, but it made me feel more hopeful about democracy.
Updated: And if you’re looking for something more concrete than prayer, blood donation is always good.