Monday, May 6, 2013

Fighting Fire With Fire - HIV Vs Cancer Cells

This gave me goose bumps! Does this hold promise? Time will tell. I've lost family members to cancer, and one to AIDS related cancer. Could a disease as horrible as HIV do good? 

Who would dare to pit one fatal disease against another... inside the body of an six-year-old patient? The results will shatter all expectations.

Saturday, January 5, 2013

Recycled Kidney Dish

Ok, so way back in 2009....I somehow, accidentally, may have stolen a kidney shaped dish from Toronto General Hospital. In fact, it may have looked a lot like the one pictured here. 
It's hard to say how this pan made its way into my luggage, but it did....along with a few hospital robes too! In any case, it has never been used by me as a puke pan...and I now consider it a souvenir from my liver donation. For the most part, this dish has sat out on a shelf in the sunroom, being used as a catch-all for loose change, dust bunnies, loose nails, screws and whatever. Back in November of 2012, my mom took the pan to a florist here in town and had them work some magic on it! The following result was an anniversary/birthday gift! Pretty cool huh?