Perhaps not, but you couldn’t be called crazy for saying so.
15 July, 2008
A coworker just sent this email around. I’m posting it here with permission. Maybe I’m an old softie, maybe I like the idea of clinical trials to cure cancer, and maybe I have a sister named Jennifer.
Two years ago, I walked with my friend Jennifer Mosher in the three day Breast Cancer walk to help support her in her five year battle with breast cancer. We raised over $8,000 and walked 60 miles. In 2003, Jen was diagnosed breast cancer at the age of 31. This year, two months shy of making her 5 year cancer free mark, Jen was recently diagnosed with Stage IV Bone Metastases.
Last month she went to see Dr. N. Ueno at MD Anderson in Houston, Texas. And FINALLY there is hope. There is a Clinical Trial for her exact condition and for the first time doctors have told her that they want to CURE her and not just keep her alive.
Unfortunately because it is a clinical trial, insurance will not cover her costs of $250,000. The medicine is covered under the trial but the translplant is not and needs to be PAID in FULL for her to begin treatment. This Clinical Trial will only be available to her as long as it does not go into her organs, that is why we are asking for Donations as a Gift of Life for Jennifer.
We are doing our best to raise to $250,000. so that she can start her transplant in July…….ANYTHING will help, please see below on how you can send a check or donate online with a credit card. In two weeks, Jen has raised over half of the money which is a tribute to her courage, strength and smile, You can visit her site at www.jenmosher.com to learn more about her. She is an amazing person.
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I assume all of you non-robots will know how to make that email address work.
Yup, those MSM guys know how important credibility is. They just have no clue how to get any.
Instapundit has a roundup of the absurd lengths D.C. wants to go through to keep its subjects helpless.
“Hey, here’s an idea: let’s require the cops to keep their guns disassembled and locked away at all times too, with an exemption allowed only while it’s being fired wildly at some perp during the commission of a crime. After all, if it’s really safety we’re concerned about here, what’s good for the citizenry at large ought to be good for them, too.”
Michael Yon emails:
We have won the war in Iraq. By “we” I mean the Coalition and the Iraqis. Unless there is some unexpected reversal, what lays ahead is the challenge of building a better Iraq. There is still violence. We have lost four soldiers to combat this month, but there were times when we lost that many on an average day. There still are attacks, though we have finally reached the point where all that’s left are truly “dead-enders.” Al Qaeda is still a problem, but their numbers are decreasing in Iraq. The Iraqi people are sick of the violence. The Iraqi Army
is filled with courageous soldiers who can fight. It is possible that by the end of the year we can really say, “Mission Accomplished,” except for the continued support that Iraq will need.
Personally, my optimism has never been higher for Iraq.
Knowing Yon’s track record, you can just about take that to the bank. While we have won the war in Iraq, we are currently losing the war in Afghanistan. But read what Yon has to say about that. And note that not only are more troops and resources being freed up in Iraq, but that one key man has been pulled from Iraq and made a global resource.
And now for some messianic comic relief.
Now this is more like it, Mac. Contrast that with Mr. Elmer “I’m gonna invade Pakistan” Gantry.