“Far and away the best prize that life has to offer is the chance to work hard at work worth doing.” Theodore Roosevelt
I do what I do every day because I believe passionately that we have public health policies and practices that are harming our children. I cannot stand idly by and let that happen.
I do this for my sons. They deserve to have their story told and for their sacrifices to teach future generations how precious and fragile our children’s brains are.
I do this for my husband who has shown me that challenges only make a great marriage stronger and who shares my need to leave the world better than we found it.
I do this because my father taught me the importance of critical thinking and the necessity of scientific integrity. And the ability to say, “I don’t know, but I’ll work to find out.”
I do this because my mother taught me the importance of building a community and giving time to others. And gave me confidence by never telling me that a task was too big to tackle.
I do this for my friends who have shown me what strength and love and putting one foot in front of the other can accomplish.
I do this for my friends’ sons and daughters so that treatments can be focused and research dollars can be spent to really make a difference in their lives.
I do this for the grandchildren I hope to have one day and their entire generation.
I do this because prevention is simpler than cure…
And the work is worth doing.