Friday, January 24, 2014

Change through Service

I read many books and had many discussions about Martin Luther King, Jr. over the last week with my young daughter. We even did this MLK egg experiment. (

This quote clearly explains why I continue to work so hard to bring information to Cushies and change the medical world we must navigate.  I can only hope that I can make an impact in this world.

A friend sent the quote below this week, and it immediately struck me in two ways:  

1) Dr King's poignant reflection fifty years ago on what this country needed them and still needs now

2) the significance that such a statement holds for the Cushing's community of patients, advocacy community, and medical community of doctors and surgeons. 

"One of the great liabilities of history is that all too many people fail to remain awake through great periods of social change. Every society has its protectors of status quo and its fraternities of the indifferent who are notorious for sleeping through revolutions. Today, our very survival depends on our ability to stay awake, to adjust to new ideas, to remain vigilant and to face the challenge of change." 

- Martin Luther King, Jr.