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Love me a Scientist

Haaaaannnnnngggggg on readers!

Put the children to bed, pour yourself a glass, put your ego aside and hang on.

Mama’s on a rant.

I have tried. Really I have.

I wake up everyday, pull out the black yoga pants that are next up in roatation, pour myself a cup of coffee and sit at my computer.

I inhale. And exhale.

And say to myself “I will focus on what I can change, I will write my gratitudes, I will not engage on facebook, I will not engage on facebook.” And I sip my coffee, gaze out the window and say to myself “I am grateful. I am grateful. I am grateful.”

By 5:00 in the evening my zen has gone to hell in a handbasket. And while I am trying to focus on my joy, I have realized that writing it out gives me joy. So hang on. I’m about to verbally vomit all over you.

And since you are reading, you can grab a coveted Clorox wipe and clean it up.

Apologies.

I need a leader. I crave a leader. I listen to Fauci and Cuomo and think, “Just tell me something beautiful and intelligent, give me some facts, show me your power point. OH. That’s a nice graph. PPE? Yeah, I like PPE.”

I struggle and search because my President (yes, he is my President) well, he leaves me wanting a bit more.

And today he stopped funding the World Health Organization.

I pause.

For just a second. Think about it. He. Stopped. Funding. The. World. Health. Organization.

In the middle of a pandemic.

I will stop for a second and say…..this is not a political issue. Ya’ll know me to be a tad liberal but I get my Republicans. Hubs and I are DINKS with no children living on 20 acres. I get it.

But leave my scientists alone. Seriously.

If you know me you know how I love a scientist. Have you sat done with a researcher and talked about what they do? That brain is so enormous and they are so committed to change the world.

You get one bloody mary in our mito doc and he will go on and on about the importance of amino acid supplementation for our mito patients who have a mutation in any ‘ARS’ gene.

We sat over Samantha’s bed one night before we knew our diagnosis and he talked about the testing he was doing.

“If you figure this disease out, we could name it after you.” I said.

“I never want to be named for a disease,” he said. “I want to be named after a cure.”

These are the people we have decided to no longer fund.

Did I mention we are in the middle of a pandemic?

Have you been to a research lab? When this is over, I will take you to the mito lab at Anschutz. There is nothing fancy. Every corner is occupied. They mention every piece of lab equipment we funded.

The year the lab was about to close, our Mito doc came to me needing $30,000 to continue his research. We were able to fund the lab. That investment has blossomed into life changing research.

$30,000- life changing research.

Do you know that we have mapped the DNA of the Cornona Virus? That mapping will lead to a vaccination. Scientists did that. Lovely, beautiful, intelligent, passionate scientists.

We are not fighting another country yet somehow we have managed to fight each other.

We can continue to point and blame and fight and deny but that does nothing.

Perhaps instead we should support those who are fighting for a cure, our lives and a return back to normal.

I love you my scientists. I love your beautiful brains. Keep fighting the good, intelligent, statistically valid fight.

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