Just as an aside…

By now you have heard of the unfortunate death of Jett Travolta. And you know about  – though you probably haven’t heard of – the mysterious disease he suffered from at one time.

I sat up and took notice because a year or so ago, I met the doctor who is the recognized expert in the United States on Kawasaki disease. He’s a quiet, unassuming man, and you’d never know he was an expert on anything. He’s the type that just blends in with the crowd.

Even though this is his specialty, I have not seen him on TV trying to explain the disease. But he didn’t strike me as the type to search for a camera when everyone wants to know about his work. Let someone else suck up the glory as an “expert.” Our guy is back in the lab, trying to fix the problem.

We need more people like him.


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