Hi mommy! I’m your kidney! You don’t know me very well, but I am 24 years old! (I’m as old as you!!) Let me tell you a little bit about my self…I’m one of your organs, I am essential to your urinary tract, I regulate your electrolytes, maintain your blood pressure, and I filter your blood and make sure no nasty waste gets in your system! (wow I sure do love you LOTS!!) I am pink and only about 12cm long!! I know I’m going to be inside you forever, but I love you and me and you are going to be great pals! I’m going to help you out A LOT during your life! I want to keep your healthy as we grow up. I LOVE YOU MOMMY!!!
You found out about me today mommy! The doctor was telling you all about what I did, I was so proud! But mommy…he made you cry. He said there was something wrong with me! THERE’S NOTHING WRONG WITH ME MOMMY!! He said I had a disease! He kept touching me, and saying you had to get rid of me. Don’t listen to him mommy! I can protect you and keep you healthy mommy! I promise! Why doesn’t the doctor like me, mommy?
Everything felt weird tonight mommy. You didn’t eat like you normally did. I feel sick mommy, I feel really sick. But I’m trying really hard to make you happy! Please mommy, don’t listen to the mean doctor!!
Mommy, you took me to a hospital today. I’m scared mommy!You’re asleep I can feel it and all these people keep talking about getting rid of me!
help mommy they’re touching me! It hurts! They’re tearing me away from you with knives mommy! It hurts stop it mommy!!
Mommy, I’m floating in a glass jar now. The doctors said you had a medical procedure called a kidney transplant. Why don’t you love me? Why wasn’t I a good enough kidney? I don’t want to be in this jar! I wan’t to be with you making you healthy!!
EVERY KIDNEY REMOVAL IS JUST ONE MORE…
KIDNEY THAT WON’T REGULATE YOUR BLOOD PRESSURE
CLEAN YOUR BLOOD
LOOK AT THAT PICTURE OF KIDNEY REMOVAL! DISGUSTING. IT’S SICK. WHY DO PEOPLE DO THIS?? PUT AN END TO KIDNEY REMOVAL. I’M PRO-KIDNEY, ARE YOU??
The really frustrating thing about the “Save the boobies” campaign and similar ones is that it gets it exactly backward. Often, the point of breast cancer treatment is to destroy some or all of the boobies in order to save the woman.
Saying that we should work to cure this disease because it threatens breasts is really upsetting. For starters, it suggests that women are worth saving because they’re attached to breasts, rather than the other way around. But worse, it tells any woman who’s had a life-saving mastectomy that she’s given up the thing that made people care about her survival. What a punch in the stomach.” —Randall Munroe, writer of xkcd (via fervours)