"We are sorry, but the lifestyle you are after is currently unavailable".
There are people from over 120 countries at this World Congress for Haemophilia, in Melbourne.
today I walked through the expo centre looking at all the multinational pharmaceutical companies displays, all the men in suits, all the medical professionals here who want... something.
I used to work as a labourer here at the MCEC sometimes, setting up and breaking down exhibitions just like this one.
A lot of the display banners talk about achieving normal lifestyles. I got paid twenty two dollars an hour through the night for reccie work.
I wonder how much those Pfizer guys are pulling for this.
In the opening speeches at the Opening ceremony, some assistant health minister called the global HIV/HepC epidemic in the 80s and 90s a "challenge the bleeding disorders community had faced."
I held my applause.
I've decided to use my cross-continental bike ride/poetry tour as a fundraiser to hopefully raise awareness and more importantly money for Haemophiliacs in developing countries, known as the 'close the gap' campaign.
Call me a bleeding heart.
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