Hopefully yesterday’s post didn’t leave you all black-listing me from your “virtual friend” list for being somewhat depressing. My primary reason for this blog is to share information that I feel is important… information that will help us live happier, healthier lives. I don’t want anyone living in fear or depressed by the (sometimes depressing) things happening in the world today.
With that said, remember how I asked you to do something by being informed? Well, I’m now asking you to watch a video for me. It’s called Cut Poison Burn. I won’t lie; this is not a warm-fuzzy-feeling type movie. Much like Food, Inc. this movie can easily be perceived as “depressing” if you aren’t willing to do something. Thankfully, you don’t need to run for congress or donate millions of dollars to do something (although if you can do either of those, great!). Sometimes the most powerful thing we can do is to start paying attention. It’s far too easy to get overwhelmed and just shut off.
For starters, watch this short trailer. Then feel free to visit their website where you can download the full documentary (for free or with a donation of your choice). I am not affiliated with this company or compensated in anyway. But I believe in their mission.
Why should you watch it?
Because it’s important to understand what sort of things are driving the options available to us regarding our health and sick care. Because people are suffering and don’t have to. Because we need to mourn with those that mourn. Because we need a change.
I have so much respect for the Navarro family highlighted in this film. Even after losing their son they continue to battle so that other people don’t have to go through what they did. After all was said and done, all they had left was a beat-up van, $2 million in debt, and $4 to their name to support their family. And what have they done since? They went on to release this documentary and speak all over the nation. They continue to push congress to pass the bill H.R. 2736*. They are still fighting. Even though their own personal fight ended differently than they hoped, they are fighting so other parents don’t have to experience the same battle.
They are fighting for us.
So ask yourself, are you willing to give up an hour or more of your time to learn. To share. And to fight back?
*H.R. 2736 summary: To permit an individual to be treated by a health care practitioner with any method of medical treatment such individual requests, and for other purposes.
Yeah, that’s not a right we enjoy right now. Want to help? Go here and check on the box that says “Speak up.” It’s a simple process to log in and you can tell your representatives that you want the freedom to seek the medical help you believe is best for you and your children.
(top featured image by mosippy, Flickr)