Kellis H. Texas

Medical Research Funding

When researchers have money to do research on diseases many people lives are saved. But the problem is, not all researchers have the money to do research.

Dear Future President of the United States,

What would the world be like if we didn’t have the money to gain knowledge of medicine, diseases, and other medical related things? Would we be able to survive with only the knowledge that we have today? Without the money to do research, we won’t be able to make new discoveries, save lives, and prevent effects of diseases that are just arising.

Knowledge is something that we all strive for. When we don’t have the money to provide to researchers though, we miss out on new discoveries that could change our world. This is a problem that many research facilities face. When researchers are provided with the tools they need to do their job, they are able to figure out new ways to approach a problem. One facility, communicates a common mission for many researchers alike by stating, “ The Center believes that people can improve their own lives when provided with the necessary skills, knowledge, and access to resources.” (Carter Center)

Many people die because they don’t have the cure for their disease. This lack of knowledge on various diseases is an effect of researchers not having the tools to discover a cure. Not having tools, is a result of not having money. “In India, there is an outbreak of drug resistant tuberculosis. While spending more money on it, they can’t afford the expensive tuberculosis testing machine, or enough labs to further research tuberculosis, causing this deadly disease to claim more lives.” ( Supercharged ) Death from possibly preventable diseases is an unnecessary hardship that many families have to face.

The money that we give researchers to use is not only used for the diseases that we are fighting today but also for the diseases that we will face in the future and yet to be discovered. If we are unable to provide them with that money people will have to face the hardships of diseases that we know nothing about. Causing more people to die and more families to lose someone that they love. An example of how a researcher was provided with money and was able to find a way to help others with his discovery are found in a uprising disease is at the National Health Institute;”These studies and others will inform the next steps of Zika vaccine development. The results will guide efforts toward both the short-term goal of identifying an intervention to protect women of childbearing age in the current outbreak, and the long-term goal of vaccinating the general population of endemic regions and travelers to those regions.” (National Health) Another way that researchers have accomplished a cure is found in current diseases as well. ”Emily wants to bring attention to work being done at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, where she had groundbreaking treatment and is now cancer-free.” (Girl Saved) With the ability to try new things researches have a chance to discover cures for diseases.

With the money and tools provided to researchers we will have chance to save many lives and discover new ways to overcome diseases. Although it could take time for the researchers to figure out a solution, it is better than not trying to find a cure. If you were at the brink of death and there was a cure, you would want to have that option, right? Or would you want to die knowing that you could have had a chance if researchers had the money to find a cure? The choice is yours, but please consider what other options might be.

Thank you for your time,

Kellis H.

Works Cited

"The Carter Center – Waging Peace. Fighting Disease." The Carter Center – Waging Peace. Fighting Disease. N.p., n.d. Web. 03 Nov. 2016.

By. "Supercharged Tuberculosis, Made in India." Newsela. N.p., n.d. Web. 03 Nov. 2016.

y. "Girl Saved by Experimental Treatment Pushes for Medical Research Funding." Newsela. N.p., n.d. Web. 03 Nov. 2016.

"National Institutes of Health (NIH) | Turning Discovery Into Health." U.S National Library of Medicine. U.S. National Library of Medicine, n.d. Web. 04 Nov. 2016.