In no way could I have ever imagined that 3.5 years after Mike was diagnosed with colon cancer I would be heading to Washington DC with a group of nearly 40 other people from around the country. None of whom I would have ever met if it weren't for Facebook.
With Veteran's Day yesterday and flying to our Nation's capitol today I have an overwhelming sense of gratitude to those who have fought so that we have opportunities like this. We live in a country where we are encouraged to meet with Congress and tell our stories. For policy makers to hear first hand from those who's very lives (or the lives of loved ones) depend on getting the right scan at the right time. Affordably.
Obviously, our government is not perfect. After all, it's run by human beings and Lord knows none of us are perfect. But, will our group make a difference? Absolutely. Will we know what kind of difference we are making? Maybe. Will I be changed by this experience? I'm counting on it.