Take a look around the world we are in. I see a world that has potential to do great things and work together but, in order to overcome these problems we all need to come together and not base everything on just financial situations. A famous man once said ” America will never be destroyed from the outside, If we falter and lose our freedoms, it will be because we destroyed ourselves” (Abraham Lincoln). The most widely known issue regarding our nation is indeed fighting for a cure to cancer. Of course there are always complications though, and it seems that when we are so close to capturing it that it somehow slips from our hands. Most of the time when a potential cure is found the research seems to vanish or be deemed unfit to be used on patients. The main issue with that statement would more or less be intertwined with the corporation end of the spectrum, and considering the research funding per year is towards the 6.6 billion dollar range it would drastically decrease and potentially put pharmaceutical and medical facilities out of business. On the other hand to see a child’s face or to interact with a family that has lost a loved one from cancer would be more heart-wrenching than could be possibly imagined, but these businesses can’t see what happens out in the world of their monopoly empire, they just see the numbers and production rates of their cancer “suppressor” drugs. As stated in this article Cancer Inc. Sierra Magazine article — “They make the chemicals, they run the treatment centers, and they’re still looking for “the cure” — no wonder they won’t tell you about breast cancer prevention.” http://www.bcaction.org/our-take-on-breast-cancer/patients-before-profits/the-cancer-industry/
More horrifying than cancer itself is the fact that their possibly is a cure but money is controlling the future of millions of lives each year, and that they are also controlling the profits and procedures of billion dollar companies that makes it seem like a negative outlook for them to find a cure. Aside from bashing corporations, A personal opinion on this is nothing is more significant than beating cancer and is worth all the money in the world, think about the lives that would be saved and that moment you would see that smile on their face , it would be priceless because nothing is more precious than life itself.
This inspirational story justifies why fighting for a cure is so important. Many people who are diagnosed with cancer lose hope and begin to doubt their recovery, and it is important for these companies to continue with their research and breakthroughs but if these industries are only in it for the money whats the purpose in unwrapping the package but never opening it. If a cure is in our grasps everyone needs to come together and push and fight so that normal people like you and me going about everyday life and just wake up finding out they have been diagnosed that there is hope and everything will be alright. Mankind has worked together to over come disasters, wars, exploration and plague , and have even traveled to the moon. Nothing is impossible and fighting for the cause to find a cure would be doing not only yourself or loved ones a great deed but for all of us in the long run, because a future with a cure that would be as easy as popping Advil for a headache would be a better world. so next time you see a pink ribbon or a advertisement to run in a marathon to support think about how you can play your part to find the cure and save a life.