Monday, March 24, 2008


I am one of the world’s “privileged”.

Because I have health insurance, and because I live in a country where medical care is readily available, I discovered my cancers early. No expense was spared to properly diagnose and treat me. I have had the best doctors and care that could be given to me, anywhere in the world.

This is not the situation for most of the peoples of the world. I did nothing to “deserve” this privilege, it was merely an accident of my birth.

Had I not had this “privilege”, my cancers would have spread and I would not live to see my 60th birthday.

This thought humbles me. Healthcare should be available to everyone in the world, not just me. Why should I live, while others must die?