As you'll see in my profile I've just become a paraplegic and I've been in the hospital for almost a year now. Well, as you can imagine, being a paraplegic has really got me interested in stem cell research. I read about it everyday, I get all the most recent news, not only about stem cells but new research about spinal cord injury.
The problem is that sitting in my hospital room waiting for a breakthrough is not making the breakthrough come any quicker. Then I got to thinking...
I'm a union organizer. My job is to get people in the union in order to help them improve their own lives, but when it comes to my own health problem, I just sit and read what others have done, but am not doing anything myself.
So I asked myself, "Why not do what you're good at and organize people to help themselves and others?" So that's what I aim to do with this blog. I'm still working out what to exactly, but I have some ideas. That will come later.
But wait a second! I still haven't answered my first question. What do stem cells and atom bombs have to do with each other? That's for the next post.