Pretty much everybody knows someone who’s either lost their life or struggled through horrible treatments for cancer, so you’d think that if someone found a cure that seems like it really could save lives, there’d be like, a national holiday, or a whole edition of the newspaper dedicated to them or something. Apparently, that’s not the case.
So, why was it that when I told my sister, my friends, and my boyfriend about her, nobody had heard of her at all? Maybe because when you search under Angela’s name on the New York Times website, not a single story comes up. She should be on the front page, and they never even wrote about her! Same thing with USA Today and cnn.com.
What gives? If Angela were say, some dude named Arnold, and instead of being 17, she was 47, everybody would be all over this. But because she’s a girl and still in high school, the only real major media she’s gotten is a small video clip by CBS News that highlights not only her brilliance but her love of shoes.I am absolutely in awe of Angela–her creativity, ingenuity, and amazing brilliance will hopefully save so many lives. That said, I’m so freaking annoyed and frustrated with main-stream media for not applauding her achievement as they should.
Give the girl some credit, people! She found a cure for cancer!
What do you think of Angela’s discovery? Do you know someone who’s had cancer? Tell us in the comments.
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