What Makes a Man of Action?
It's now been a little over three years since I began my Global Awareness Campaign to increase awareness of PML. The key to my success with my work is being able to reach out to everyone every man, woman and child! How will I judge the level of my success? When people can see the results, that success will be apparent! When I first began, I was faced with much resistance due to the direct connection of PML and our body's immune system. In today's society, the first thought from most people is that compromised immune systems surely must mean PML is only an HIV related disease! This could not be further from the truth!
Today, approaching the anniversary date of Courtney's PML diagnosis, I have discovered a world of pessimism, non-believers and dissension. You could easily spend most of your time in meetings discussing endless details of PML, its cause, and hopefully someday a cure. You can also stand up and take action by lending your voice, and help this much needed awareness!
Most people are afraid to take action. Theyre afraid of the implications to the extent that their interests or support carries a stigma that they are ashamed, embarrassed or just plain scared of! The Courtney Project, founded by a mere father and grandfather, has indeed sparked global interests of the horrible disease that claimed his daughter's life in 2009! One thing we all must remember as adults, parents, brothers, and sisters, our imagination and motivation can be greater than our tallest buildings, with thousands of doors and windows of opportunity for everyone to enter!
I have been known in my life as a man of action and have both achieved and caused upset. I often do before I think, even though I love logic and conceptual thought. The question is, what is more beneficial to the world, men of action or men of thought?
Please, Courtney lost her voice. Won't you lend her yours?