When someone gets sick it is all too often that the response is something negative, as if that person has gotten sick on purpose especially when it comes to employers. They tend to envisage that when someone is sick that it is more of a plight on the business and forget the human factor involved, particularly if it is an ailment that is mostly invisible to those who surround that person.
The only time when an affliction becomes serious is when it involves the likes of cancer, of course rightly so due to the fact that it is a condition that affects everyone around them emotionally, likewise the person who has cancer. I will go into detail another time about the relationship between employer and employee in certain sectors, especially when it comes to sickness within the workplace because the world is not all doom and gloom. This is the point where we head over to the USA for our story in particular to the state of Florida, where in Tallahassee a teacher has lung cancer now I know this is not news as cancer affects many people daily, however this story as a delightful sub-story to it because as we know their health service is almost entirely private, a session of chemotherapy can cost up to $700 which is roughly £480.
That is a lot of money even for someone who is in a well-paid profession (although not as good as it once was), chemotherapy on top of all the other bills that still have to be paid because even though someone could be terminal, that doesn’t mean businesses who take your money will truly care about the human factor involved, people are just numbers and statistics (it is how the sleep soundly at night). Nonetheless there is a nice sub-story to it because this teacher is a popular one and the parents raise money so she can get chemotherapy, except what makes this story complete is a small boy who emptied is piggy bank and donated $105.15. This small boy donated all the money he had saved up for himself and gave it to his teacher, the innocence is fantastic because he doesn’t understand why unfortunately money is important, he saw a human who needed help and gave everything he had to help.This world has been diluted with money so much that the human factor has been forgotten in everything, we all strive for a better life and we have been brought up to associate a better life with having more money. Celebrity culture that has been thrown in our faces and marketing that define this generation, has sold us that having money will make us happier, this innocence defies this and everyone should contribute in promoting the human factor.