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  •  My late father sometimes (3+ / 0-)
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    did fund raising work for non-profit health organizations.

    Fund raising - considered a dirty profession by many.

    But when I was a young middle school age kid I was taken to a party/gathering at a local MS chapter he was working for. (Parents were divorced & I was on visit time).  

    I don't think I had seen so many people in wheel chairs, trembling, bent over, etc together before in my life.  He carefully explained to me they had an incurable disease, and couldn't help what they looked like, and he was trying to raise $$ for them to make their life easier.  

    I have some horrible memories of this man, he could be very mean.  But his genuine concern for the people and their families at this gathering, was something I never forgot.  And this was in the late 50's before so many advances of MS medicines have occurred.  Needless to say, I have since realized that many other nasty diseases fall into this category.  

    And another reason the Republicans & Bush stopping stem cell research is so very wrong.  

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