Thursday, July 20, 2006

Abraham Cherrix's Fight to Live

I'm going to send you to an article that will get your feathers ruffled for sure. It's one of the more intelligent articles on the medical profession I have read:

Now, I'm not condemning the whole medical profession as there are a few of them out there that are genuinely in it for the love, but it seems that's few and far between. My daughter is almost through with her nursing course and she will be a full-fledged part of the medical profession in September. She is listening to me talk about Abraham and what the social services department of Accomack, Virginia, is doing to him and she's fully on his side, but she has mixed emotions about this. Here she is entering a field that is so much about money, money, money, that when a young man of 16 who chooses to find his own medical treatment, which translates to his own set of doctors, the medical profession is up in arms. And you want to know why?

They don't want to lose that precious money.

It's not about the child because if it were, they would see where Abraham is coming from. It's a whole set of other reasons why this is happening and it royally pisses me off.

Have you ever noticed how much it costs to go to the doctor or the hospital these days? Someone is making the money.

The alternative is what Abraham has chosen. This is the very reason why I stand behind him and his family in this decision. There are so many other ways you can treat illnesses, but the medical profession doesn't want you to find it out because then they will lose business. And they are making LOTS of money.

The medical profession doesn't want you to find out about alternative medicines and health care and so they will say so-and-so hasn't been approved by the FDA. And that's supposed to stop people from buying it. So, they go to Mexico or wherever to buy it and the government has a shit fit. I'm serious...we're not living in a democracy and if you believe that, you're in for a huge awakening.

But, you know, after it's over, and let's just say it goes Abraham's way, we're back to dealing with his illness. I look at him and I want to cry. His eyes don't sparkle like they used to. I just wish that little boy I once knew was back and I cry all the time over this. I can't get him out of my mind and I only pray to God almighty that he will be cured.

1 comment:

  1. There are no easy answers to this and perhaps no good answers, but at it's root it comes down to the right of a competent individual, along with his parents, to make basic health care decisions on their own. As someone else has already said, we are often told to get a second opinion and maybe even a third if those two differ. But we then have our own choice of which one to choose to use. Is this really any different from that? This is how it should be.


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