Every breakthrough in medicine has required a “yes”.
… Can someone please give me a copy of The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks? I need to throw it through my computer screen in the hopes that it reaches a fictional character and gives her a clue.
I agree with your sentiment about waiting until she’s five to teach her about degenerative diseases, Graham. However, you also go “Maybe it’ll only start affecting you when she’s in her forties” about three lines later and…
She is going to develop early-onset Alzheimer’s. That’s when it affects people UNDER the age of 65. Her mother died of it at age 36. THE ODDS ARE NOT IN HER FAVOR. STOP BEING OPTIMISTIC BECAUSE SHE HAD A PERFECTLY VALID REASON NOT TO WANT TO HAVE CHILDREN AND YOU IGNORED HER THEN, TOO, SO YEAH, NATALIE MIGHT NEED TO LEARN ABOUT IT WHEN SHE’S FIVE.
Jillian should not be the one TELLING her this, or at least not the one coming up with the script because she tends to go waaaaaaay over people’s heads, but she is going to have to learn about it and it may very well be soon.
But if you close your eyes when something’s scary, it doesn’t make it go away, does it? If you saw a bear, and you closed your eyes, the bear would eat you, right?
SHE’S FOUR YEARS OLD. SHE IS FOUR. YEARS. OLD.
SHE CANNOT LEARN EVERYTHING ABOUT THE BEAR TO FIGHT IT OFF EVEN IF SHE DID BECAUSE SHE IS FOUR, JILLIAN. I KNOW YOU ARE RIGHTFULLY FUCKING TERRIFIED BECAUSE OF ISSUES, I STILL WANT TO HAVE WORDS WITH YOUR HUSBAND ABOUT HOW HE CONVINCED YOU TO HAVE A CHILD WHEN YOU WERE AFRAID OF DEVELOPING AND POTENTIALLY PASSING DOWN EARLY-ONSET ALZHEIMER’S AFTER YOUR MOM, BUT SHE IS FOUR, JILLIAN. LEAVE HER OUT OF THIS.
I can see how this play is going to end and I am cringing already.
Oh god JILLIAN DO NOT GET YOUR FOUR YEAR OLD’S GENES SEQUENCED THAT IS SOMETHING FOR HER TO DECIDE AND SHE CANNOT UNDERSTAND THE IMPLICATIONS.
The main character of this play is killing me with secondhand embarrassment here.
I just… Noooo. Don’t perseverate about genetic sequencing at your daughter’s friend’s birthday party.
*Puts hands in face* I can see already how this is going to end and it is going to be painful.
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Oh yeah, I think I’ve heard about this game.
Or rather, I think I’ve heard about a marathon playthrough of this game for charity? Pretty sure someone’s done that give me a moment to check.
*Looks it up* Yep! LoadingReadyRun’s Desert Bus For Hope. Seven years running. Thanks, internet.
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