Since the likelihood of an Obama representative reading this blog is very slight, I can pretty much say anything I want. But that isn't what I'm going to do. The fact is, I have no idea what I think about Obama as the man. I wasn't caught up in his charisma during the campaign because I didn't see a lot of substance coming from his campaign. I've had to reverse course a little now that I've researched him some more, and I've realized that there are some things to be hopeful for, and as this is a day for hope and Alicia and I write about hope on our blog, it's time to discover Barack Obama.
On such a historic day, when we might finally put some light on the shadow of racial division in our country, I am fascinated by what the future may hold for my family and yours. There are two primary things I want from an Obama administration as it relates to Cystic Fibrosis (and other diseases). They are as follows:
- Increases Newborn Screenings:
Obama rightly points out on his website that each state tests for certain things during newborn screenings, but rarely do all states test for all 29 of the
This is especially important to us. Had Samantha, our CF daughter, been born in
I don't want any mother and father going through that, for any disease. I hope President Obama will make this a priority.
- Improved Health Care system:
You can read from Obama's website on what he plans to do about health care.
No matter how you feel about Obama the man, the fact is that his administration ushers in hope for some things on the disease front. Real change, if it occurs, might be more possible with him than anyone else. I am not a personal fan of his, but he will go a long way to solidifying a legacy if he can push some of these things through.
Best wishes and good luck Sir.