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  •  Bush dashed my hopes for a cure... (9+ / 0-)

    ...with a single stroke of his VETO pen. I have diabetes. I must take a pill and insulin shots every day of my life. If I do not I WILL DIE!
    Thanks to Michael J. Fox and all of the un-named fighters for stem cell research. I may never see a cure in my lifetime but maybe one day...just children and grandchildren will.

    Change the course--change the Captain. Change the crew. But save the ship!

    by ImpeachKingBushII on Sun Oct 29, 2006 at 03:34:50 PM PST

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    •  Diabetes here too (4+ / 0-)

      I've been a type-I diabetic for ~20 years. When I first learned about stem-cells -- long before they became a political issue, mind you -- I thought to myself "Finally there is real hope for diabetics!"

      Diabetics have already seen some progress thanks to stem-cell research, although you'd never know this from listening to our media and politicians. However, we've only begun to scratch the surface. I hoped to see more significant progress in my lifetime for my sake, but that seems increasingly unlikely, thanks to Bush and Republicans. Still yet, even if I never see anymore benefits of this great research, there is still great hope for future generations to avoid the problems that I, and hundreds of millions of others like me, have had with diabetes.

      The arguments against stem-cell reseach are ludicrous and, quite frankly, just plain silly. While we debate stem-cell research, people will die that could've been saved and corporations will move their operations over seas, where stem-cell research has, and will continue, to proceed without our participation and without the boost it would give to our economy.

      Democrats -- Progress for the Working Class

      by rogun on Sun Oct 29, 2006 at 04:28:25 PM PST

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    •  Don't lose hope (1+ / 0-)
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      Stem cell research will be funded by the government again, and hopefully soon.  Your day will come!

      In the meantime, at least there's Harvard's stem cell initiative.  So progress is being made, albeit so much more slowly...

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