Hey, I'm Jason. I'm a chronically-ill-super-freedom-loving-medical-self-journalist.
When I buy a car, I try to find one that isn’t everywhere. I’m less likely to buy a Honda Civic simply because they’re just all over the place. I definitely have a desire to be different – yes, even when I buy a car.
It’s funny, though, how that seems to backfire. When I purchased my former car, a Subaru Legacy sedan, it was the only one of its kind I had ever seen. I felt like I was the only one who had one, and that was awesome (for me). Then, I drove it off the lot. I swear, as soon as I turned around the second corner there was another one exactly like it. Soon, everywhere I went, there were damn blue Subarus.
This blog and it’s content seem to be following the same path, but this time I’m quite pleased. I had never really noticed stories of transplant and dialysis in the press until I launched this blog. Now they’re everywhere. The day I launched, 30 Rock had its incredible “Give a Kidney Performance.” I’ve also found more blogs and webpages about transplantation, and have even found groups on Facebook (here, too). I suppose it’s no big surprise in our age of information, but it’s a genuine thrill for me to see (and hear) “the cause” in the media.
Here’s a cool story that was on NPR recently that was seemingly about something else. It turned into a short, intimate moment describing the fears and strengths in one woman’s struggle with dialysis. It’s only few moments long, but it’s very powerful.
Oh, and George Lopez (known best in my family as the voice of a Beverly Hills chihuahua) wants you to get tested for kidney disease.
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