Beautifully written, and my prayers also go out to his little girl for a clean bill of health.
"No, this week’s most important lesson involves you, and it reaffirms
what is best about the American character. Let’s go back about two
weeks to when my wife and I faced the very real possibility that our
little girl might die."
"Some shadows on a routine x-ray for a healthy, happy kid
can turn your world upside down in a heartbeat. "
"On a battlefield, I can make things happen. In a
courtroom, I can make things happen. But not when there’s a medical
problem. Then you have only two kinds of power. One is knowledge; with
the help of my brilliant law partner I began to learn everything I
could about radiology and bone lesions"
"The other is the power to control your medical care – a
power we still have, at least for the moment."
Read the whole thing.