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Sunday, February 19, 2012

Time for a 180

Now that the coffee is kicking in and the house is still quiet this morning, I have a chance to write and remember all that has been going on this week. As some of you know there where two things that made national news this week, but only most of you know one of the stories. Both of these stories involved drugs and death, which is something that attracts news media, but only one story was really noticed by the world because the drugs were too many and the death was too young. In comparison, only a handful of people remember the story of the many others suffering and lost because of the drug shortages. The celebrity that passed away this week will never be forgotten because of the amazing and wonderful talent she shared with the world, which is deserving, but for all of the children who are facing the life saving drug shortage crisis both now and in the near future, they will not make the national headlines or be remembered because they never had a chance to share their talents with the world.

I look at the world we live in today and wonder what it was like 50 years ago. Were people really this backwards where they let their kids suffer and die because they wanted to go see Elvis Presly or the Beatles? I'm not saying they do this directly, but when you think about how much money goes into the entertainment and sports industries vs. funding for research for the epidemic of life threatening diseases in our children, is there any way that you see this as moral or right? Would it be so bold of me to say that we are sacrificing our children so that we can afford the latest fashion or electronic device? Do you know that this trend has been going on throughout all of history? Back a few thousand years ago people did the most unmentionable things in the form of worship to please their gods. This is about as gorey as I can imagine, but they would create an image of their god and would fill it with fire and sacrifice their living children to it because their worship to their god was more important than life itself. Here is the image so you won't forget.
This is how backwards I see the world today and this needs to stop.

I love to listen to good music, watch amazing movies and see great sporting events, but these things don't interfere with my childs life saving treatments or raising awarness that kids need a life too. I just wish everyone would do their part and carve out some time in their lives to do something great instead of being so consumed with the their favorite tv show every night. People can make a difference if they really want to and you don't want to wait until something bad happens to be forced out of the lifestyle that your work and money has paid for.


Anonymous said...

Brian, your blogs are always so inspiring. Perhaps they should be collected into a book, that when published a portion could go to help with medical bills and a portion to research. Love Mom.

Anonymous said...

There are so many injustices, and inequalities that outrage the soul. Fighting for whatever "cause" we are connected to, whether by choice or "fate", brings much fatigue. We can envision an alternate reality. We cry out,"It doesn't have to be this way! We can do better!". But, progress seems slow. However, Brian, your crying out will make a difference for you, your family, and for cancer research. May God give you the words, wisdom and perseverance to impact the world.