Intense. It's the only word to describe today.
The weekend had been full of revelations about funding ties between non-profits and industry, an issue close to my heart given what I'd learned in the food allergy world back in 2006. And quite honestly, I began to wonder, given the enormous wealth, vested interests and interplay between industry and non-profits, if we even stood a chance at open and fair science.
And then I had an email in my inbox from a mother of three battling breast cancer. Then another from a 25 year old about to enter the army, more from cancer survivors and then one from an EPA scientist worried about the foods that his kids are eating.
His stopped me in my tracks.
And once again, I reflected on the fact that there is so much more that unites us than divides us. And the common thread that weaves our stories together is the love that we have for those that we care about. It's universal. It's a rocket fuel. It makes the impossible possible. It gives us permission to lend our talents.
And it is our collective talents that will create the change we want to see in the world.