I Want to Save a Child's Sight!

Thursday, July 28, 2005

Gard Rips Drop-Off of Used Needles

"An aide to Gov. Jim Doyle delivered a brown paper bag filled with used medical needles to the office of Assembly Speaker John Gard (R-Peshtigo) to help a Door County woman make a statement about the important of stem-cell research."

"Elizabeth Kastner of Fish Creek was unapologetic about sending the used needles to Gard through the governor's office. She also wrote and sent a letter. The needles were collected between July 4, 2004, and July 4, 2005, and were used to administer insulin shots four times a day to her 12-year-old daughter, Isabel. Kastner said she wanted to educate Gard about the importance of stem-cell research, which she thinks could unlock a cure for diabetes." [JSOnline]

John Gard is an uninformed ideologue. He can't see past his beliefs that stem-cell research might help someone out, end pain and suffering. He's too wrapped up in his religious dogma that doesn't allow for such potentially beneficial research. I, as a type I diabetic, know what 12-year old Isabel goes through everyday: endless shots. They are painful. They draw blood. They leave painful bruises and scarring. It's not a pretty thing, but it's how I and many, many others like me stay alive from day to day.
For more information, check out these resources: [WIStemCellNow] [StemPAC]

No comments: