Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Stem Cell Research

For most of my life I was against most types of stem cell research. After going through the loss of my baby boy, I am starting to rethink that. It is a tricky ethical issue that will be much debated in the next few years. Some parents have decided to go around the current ban in our country and travel to get help for their children. Jason found this article last night and I looked over it this morning. It makes me sad that those parents tried to help their child through any means possible and ended up hurting him instead. I have a few regrets about how we handled things with Eli, but I know it's just my grief working on me. I wouldn't have wanted him to suffer any longer than he did; its just hard to know he's gone.

I just hope someone will care enough to fund the research. Our government wastes so much money on issues that are not nearly as important as dying children. If you haven't already, please sign the petition on the sidebar of this page. You can also call your representatives, senators, or just pray that we can one day have a way to help our kids. Nobody should have to feel the pain we are in right now. It is almost too much for anyone to bear.

1 comment:

Kelly said...

I have a lot of mixed feelings as well concerning stem cell research. I do strongly support cord blood collection at birth. I saved the cord blood when Landon & Ashton were born. I looked at it like insurance...hopefully you will never have to use it, but it's good to know you have it if you ever needed it. Karla is the one who talked me into doing it. She did it with Ethan, too. Great idea about the "Cooking for a Cure" cookbook, too! I'll help in any way you need me...just let me know! Mom wanted to buy some crab toys as well. We will mail the checks to you today.